Spanish actress Penelope Cruz is taking a break from making movies, so she can plan a career behind the camera. After a prolific past few years, the VOLVER star wants to spend some down time and choose her next leading role carefully - while at the same time developing her own film making projects. She tells, "(I will) read material, be a little bit more picky with what I do next, try to spend less time on a movie set and more time creating and developing things. "I bought the rights of a book last year and I'm a very persistent person so I feel like I can put a lot of my energy into that and not spend the whole year on a movie set, maybe shoot a little less and use more of my time for other things."