NEW YORK – Penelope Cruz has reluctantly gotten used to the rumors that she's dated her co-stars Matt Damon, Nicolas Cage and Tom Cruise.
"This happens to every actor and actress who's in the public eye and sometimes it goes too far," Cruz said in the September issue of Vanity Fair magazine. "Just because I'm in this profession doesn't mean I have to deal with that and it's OK. Sometimes it is not OK.
"I don't get angry anymore because most of those things that they write are lies. I have been dealing with this since I was 16," the 27-year-old actress said. "Finding things in magazines saying that I was going to marry a man, and I didn't even know him.''
While working with Cruise on Vanilla Sky — an American version of the Spanish film Open Your Eyes, in which she appeared in 1999 — Cruz said she wasn't dating her co-star. The two started going out after shooting ended.
"They did the rarest thing: They fell in love with someone on-screen," Cameron Crowe, director of Vanilla Sky, said of Cruise and Cruz. "You watch them actually go through that hideous, great, awful, intoxicating moment. Without it, we wouldn't have a movie."