Penelope Cruz Writes and Directs New Agent Provocateur Film
Penelope Cruz wasn't chilling out while she was pregnant. The actress, who recently gave birth to her second child, was busy creating another baby: her first collection for lingerie brand Agent Provocateur. To launch the line, called "L'Agent," she directed and produced a surreal short film starring Spanish actor Miguel Angel Silvestre, who finds himself in an opulent home mysteriously full of gorgeous, lingerie-clad women. Model Irina Shayk has a starring role as chief seducer, who eventually puts the hunky actor under a sweaty, dizzy spell -- until actor Javier Bardem (a.k.a. Mr. Cruz) appears. Ms. Cruz's pregnant sister, Monica, who co-designed the line, also makes a cameo.
The plot itself isn't groundbreaking, and we've seen more edgy creative from Agent Provocateur, which came under fire recently for this freaky ad starring a woman being stalked by dominatrix vamps. However, it might be appropriate for L'Agent, meant to be more accessible and affordable with underthings that people can wear everyday.