Johnny Depp & Penelope Cruz: Cannes "Pirates" Premiere

Posted Saturday May 14, 2011 1:23 PM GMT

Bringing their sure-to-be-blockbuster movie to the French Riviera, Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz were center stage for the "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" premiere during the 64th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on Saturday (May 14).

The undeniably attractive pair both looked fabulous as they took to the Palais des Festivals venue while joining up with co-stars Geoffrey Rush, Sam Claflin, Ian McShane and Astrid Berges-Frisbey.

With stars such as Robert DeNiro, Jude Law, Uma Thurman and Karolina Kurkova all turning up for the red carpet extravaganza, Depp and Cruz worked the crowd after having partaken in a photocall and press conference for their movie earlier in the day.

During the Q&A, Penelope was asked what was it like working with such a talented cast, to which she replied, "I felt very very lucky, it was a privilege to spend time with them and to share scenes with them. I had worked with Johnny 12 years ago, and it was about time that someone put us together again. I have so much respect for him, he is so free and so inspiring. He's really a very unique human being, a very unique artist, and it is an honor just to be around him. He is very inspiring in every single way, so I hope that we get to work together many more times."

Johnny was then questioned about what the experience was like to be back working with Penelope after such a long time, of which he answered, "The opportunity to go back and work with Penelope on any film would have been a gift - a sublime gift - because she is such a talent... So smart, so funny, so talented. Beyond that she is an amazing person, she is a great friend and a very very loyal friend. In the context of the work, when you get into the ring with her, whatever you throw out, she is going to grab and throw back then she'll throw a few things herself that really keep you on your toes. She's a real talent and I would do more films with her if she would let me."

"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" is set to take over theaters next Friday, with the release date set for May 20th.

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