'I'm bored of being called sexy'

Penelope Cruz reveals that she doesn't pay attention to people calling her sexy as she finds the tag boring.

india Updated: Dec 30, 2006 17:20 IST

If there’s one actress who doesn’t quite like to have the word sexy added before her name, it would be Spanish beauty Penelope Cruz, for she thinks that being labelled is boring.

The 32-year-old beauty, who is already creating Oscar buzz for a stellar performance in the Pedro Almodovar’s Volver, revealed that she doesn’t quite pay attention to all those people who are forever calling her sexy, for she doesn’t like being typecast.

“I don’t pay attention to people calling me sexy. It makes me nervous when people start using labels. It’s boring,” Hollywoodrag.com quoted her, as saying.

“I don’t understand why people tend to typecast you,” she added.

As for all those Oscar rumours, well one person firmly in Cruz’s corner is her former beau Matthew McConaughey, who she met while filming action adventure ‘Sahara’.

“She is going to get an Oscar nomination for Volver, or she should. She is so excited about that film. I really hope she gets the recognition she deserves,” he recently said.

Cruz has already taken home the European Film Award for Best Actress this year, as well as the Best Actress award at the Cannes film festival for her performance in Volver.

The Cannes award was shared with Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Blanca Portillo, Yohana Cobo, Chus Lampreave.

First Published: Dec 30, 2006 17:20 IST