Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem in a scene from "Everybody Knows."
Photo courtesy of the Cannes Film Festival
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Oscar winner Penelope Cruz said Wednesday that putting a firewall between acting and her private life – even when working with husband Javier Bardem – had put a stop to the "torture" of her early years in the industry.Cruz and Bardem have starred in nine films together, including last year's "Loving Pablo" by director Fernando Leon de Aranoa, in which Bardem plays infamous Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar and Cruz a journalist who falls in love with him.With the sexism and abuse debate roiling the international film industry and drawing the spotlight at Cannes this year, Cruz and Bardem were asked if they were paid equally for the film.
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