Penélope Cruz on 'Everybody Knows' Director: 'He's Demanding in a Very Good Way' (Video)

"He's very special, very clever," Cruz says of director Asghar Farhadi

Penélope Cruz says that her character Laura in the new film "Everybody Knows" is the most difficult role she's played in her career. But she said that her performance wouldn't have been possible without the "demanding" influence of director Asghar Farhadi.

"We all know he's very special, very clever and very demanding. I say he's demanding in a very good way. For me, that's a virtue, not something bad," Cruz told TheWrap's Sharon Waxman in an interview at the Toronto Film Festival. "I don't think how I could've done that with somebody that didn't have what he has."

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Brian Welk

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