When Penelope Cruz couldn’t address Ben Kingsley by name

April 9th, 2009 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS  

Ben Kingsley London, April 9 (IANS) Spanish actress Penelope Cruz has revealed that she had trouble talking to her new movie co-star Sir Ben Kingsley because she had no idea how to address him.
The Oscar winning actress admits she was confused when she first began filming “Elegy” (2008) because she was told to call the legendary actor by his full title, reports contactmusic.com.

She confessed she deliberately found ways to avoid calling Kingsley by name, until she eventually found a comfortable way to refer to him.

“Somebody told me at the beginning, ‘You have to call him Sir Ben.’ And I asked, ‘Who said that?’ So on the first day I decided never to say his name and to see what came out naturally. I would say ‘Excuse me’, or ‘Hi’, or something but not his name. Then the ‘Sir’ just came out. After that I couldn’t call him anything else,” she said.

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