Penelope Cruz is so sexy she has turned gay director PEDRO ALMODOVAR straight. The 56-year-old film-maker confesses he hasn't always preferred men and directing the actress - a fellow Spaniard - in his new movie VOLVER has left him very confused. Almodovar says, "I have a lot of affection for Penelope and during this movie I was almost in love with her. Well, this is a confession. You all know that I'm gay, but when I was younger I had a bisexual live-in partner. The last time that I made love to a woman was 1984. "With Penelope, I felt desire again. I was very turned on by her. I was completely hooked. Don't tell her."