Penelope Cruz in Allure January 2014: Breastfeeding Is So Addicting!

Posted Tuesday December 17, 2013 10:20 AM GMT

Continuing promotional efforts for her new film "Twice Born" (in theaters now), Penelope Cruz soaked up the spotlight by covering the January 2014 issue of Allure magazine.

The 39-year-old actress adorned herself in designer garbs from Bottega Veneta and Michael Kors for the Mario Testino-shot spread while dishing about topics including her friendship with Salma Hayek and the perks to breastfeeding.

Highlights from Miss Cruz's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Allure!

On Salma:
"She's one of my best friends. We call each other heuvos [eggs]. It was because when were working together, we didn't have children yet, so we used to sleep much more than now. So it was a way to call each other lazy. We slept in the same bed so many times and it was like she was always trying to wake me up and call me huevos."

On her breast-feeding plan:
"I'm supposed to get extra calories because breast-feeding you burn, like, an extra 500 a day. I was breast-feeding my son 13 months, and I plan to do the same with my daughter. [Nursing] is addictive. It's hard when the day comes when you have to stop."

On her childhood:
"I always knew I wanted a family because of the way I grew up. Family has always been the most important thing. In my house every Sunday, everyone was cleaning the house. There was always music, and everyone was dancing, sometimes naked, around the house. Not hippie, but very free."

On her lingerie line:
"I did the whole [model] casting myself. Some of the girls are 20. Some of the girls are 50. I made sure that we had a couple of plus-size models. It's like celebration of all types of beauty."

Photo Credit: Mario Testino for Allure