Pedro Almodovar Once Performed Oral Sex on an Actress to Get the Scene Right

Getty Images

While giving an interview at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday, Pedro Almodóvar was asked how he manages to coax such amazing performances out of his actors. "I play all the roles on set," Almodóvar said. "In a film I made a long time ago, I even performed cunnilingus on an actress to show the actor how to do it," the legendary Spanish director told shocked reporters at a press conference for his new film, Broken Embraces, which is premiering at the festival.

Broken Embraces tells the tragic tale of a love affair between a young actress and a director and stars Almdovar's frequent muse, Penelope Cruz. Hmm, sounds a little too close for comfort. If you ask us, Penelope had better watch her back!

Almodóvar's Broken Embraces is one of 20 films up for the highest honor awarded at Cannes, the Palme d'Or for best film, but the director says he is leaving on Friday "so I don't give the impression that I'm waiting for an award." 

"But!" Almodovar quickly added, "I'm prepared to come back on Sunday even if it's to get an award for best actor or best director." Riiiight.

Share this 
About this author

Mariela Rosario,

I'm a raging opinionista and I love to share my ramblings on everything from pop culture to food to stuff that makes me laugh & cry! I've worked in all types of media (TV, film, print) and was previously the online editor at Latina magazine before joining Mamás Latinas. On most nights you can find me working my way through my library of cookbooks or playing with my puppy Lola (my only child so far). I have a wonderful hubby who shares my passion for any and all kinds of travel. Together, we've formed a semi-professional wine drinking team.

What We're Reading
Like this post? Contribute to the discussion!

Subscribe to our newsletter