Latina beauties Penelope Cruz and Salma Hayek found filming new movie BANDIDAS easy, because both stars' first language is Spanish.

Spaniard Cruz and long-time pal Hayek were delighted when they were both cast by Luc Besson in the western, set in Hayek's native Mexico.

Cruz enthuses, "We've enjoyed it from the first day until yesterday (when filming finished). We have an incredible communication."

Hayek adds, "The first thing Besson told us was it's very important that these women be heroes, but never stop being women, that they not be women trying to be men."

21/12/2004 09:33