Pilar Bardem, emblem of Spanish cinema, passed away last Saturday in Madrid, at the age of 82. Since then, numerous have been the tributes that colleagues and relatives dedicated to the actress throught social media. Among the emotional farewell messages to his figure, Penelope Cruz, your son’s partner Javier Bardem, shared a special dedication in which he highlighted the work and moments shared with his mother-in-law.
The Oscar-winning actress for her role in Vicky Cristina Barcelona He uploaded several photos of the actor’s mother to an Instagram post. In one of the images, she is seen sharing a scene with her in the film Tremulous Flesh (1997), directed by Pedro Almodóvar, at the time when the character of Cruz gives birth and Bardem helps her in childbirth.
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“Dear Pilar, I look at this photo and I wonder what our reaction would have been if someone had told us at that moment that destiny had wonderful plans to unite us beyond the cinema. That that birth with Pedro was also a trial of life itself. Or maybe we both already knew it there? “Penelope wrote at the beginning of the post.
Next, Cruz highlighted the warmth and treatment received by her husband’s mother over the years. “You were always so good to me! You can’t dream of a better mother-in-law. Thank you for all the love you have given us: to your children, to your grandchildren, to all your family and friends. You have given me a lot ”, she expressed gratefully.
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The actress of Blow He also highlighted Bardem’s militant facet in different social causes and his active demand in defending improvements for the acting profession. “Thank you for having always put yourself on the side of those who need it the most. For raising your voice in the face of injustice. For leaving your skin fighting to improve the living conditions of the most needy members of our sector, without ever expecting anything in return. It cannot be forgotten that in our profession many things have improved thanks to your great effort over the years, without giving up at any time. You are admirable ”, he clarified.
Finally, Cruz was blessed by the possibility of having shared with the famous interpreter “all these years” of her “wisdom” and sense of humor. “I love you a lot. I will always carry you in my heart. Thank you, Pilar ”, he said.
Javier Bardem and his brothers, Carlos and Mónica, also dedicated an emotional public tribute to their mother through social networks, offering her a last goodbye “like her” and they themselves wished: “With a heart full of love, with tenderness and a smile on the mouth, and with the soul overflowing with gratitude for the thousands and thousands of messages of affection, respect and admiration ”received.
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“For our mother. Friends, colleagues, and strangers who have taken the time to write and wrap us with their love. Let’s remember her alive, happy and fighting. Thank you for this wave of love ”, expressed his children in Javier Bardem’s account.
The actor and his wife were seen on numerous occasions accompanying the interpreter’s mother at public events, such as when Cruz shared seats in 2010 with Pilar at the Cannes Festival. Established as two of the industry’s most pampered actors, Bardem and the iconic Spanish actress began their relationship in 2007, when they met again after working together in the 90s.
The message that Penelope Cruz dedicated to her mother-in-law garnered multiple reactions from fellow professionals and well-known figures on social networks. Goya Toledo, a close friend of the actress, commented: “I love you very much!” She was joined with displays of affection, among others, Sara Carbonero, Aitana Sánchez Gijón, Juana Acosta, Eduardo Casanova, Úrsula Corberó and Macarena García.
Pilar Bardem, who suffered from lung cancer, died last Saturday in the Spanish capital due to a kidney infection. The actress remained active until recently, with more than 80 films, 43 plays and 31 television series to her credit, in addition to having obtained a Goya award in 1995, the highest distinction in Spanish cinema, for her work in No one will talk about us when we are deadby Agustín Díaz Yanes. The ages of Lulu, by Bigas Luna, Tremulous flesh, by Pedro Almodóvar, and Airbag, by Juanma Bajo Ulloa, are some of the films with which the actress, born in Seville in 1939, kept its validity despite her long career.
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Publicado en el diario La Nación