Saturday 1 October 2016

Awkward! Interviewer asks Penelope Cruz about her 'ugly feet' but Penelope doesn't think they're ugly...

Published 11/02/2016 | 12:41

Penelope Cruz when asked about her 'ugly feet' on the Today Show
Penelope Cruz when asked about her 'ugly feet' on the Today Show

Celebrity interviews are hotbeds of awkwardness at the best of times but asking a star about their 'ugly feet' is probably not going to go anywhere good.

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So Savannah Guthrie found out on the Today Show when she asked Zoolander 2 star Penelope Cruz a series of 'Is it true?' questions.

They included whether or not she likes to cut hair and took stray cats off the street for company when she first moved to LA (both true).

And then the awkwardness came...

"I don’t even know how I feel about this, I think you said it, that you, despite what you look like… you’ve said you have ugly feet," ventured Savannah.

"No no no," replied Penelope. "I haven’t said that. I’m OK, I’m OK with my feet. I haven’t said that."

Savannah tried to dig her way out of her hole, "because you were a dancer..."

Penelope continued, "When you're a ballet dancer, you lose your toenails. You get used to throwing them away. You don't even feel it anymore.

She added, "I think they are OK.

Savannah replied, "OK, you think they are pretty?"

"No, no. I think they are normal."

It was the last question, thank the lord.

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