Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on February 2010

Photo Courtesy Japan Today

Mona Yamamoto, 33, was the special guest at a preview of Pedro Almodovar’s Broken Embraces, a movie starring Spanish beauty Penelope Cruz, 35. Yamamoto said that Cruz’ figure in the film was something to behold, and added she would like to match the movie’s passionate use of color. Reporters noticed Yamamoto wearing a ring on her left hand and proceeded to ask her about the man in her life—a real estate company president. She said the ring was just an anniversary present, but that she hoped she could get married in the near future. In line with the title of the movie, one reporter then asked Yamamoto if she had been embraced recently, to which she replied that she was the one doing most of the embracing.