Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem Received Equal Pay for Their Film 'Everybody Knows'

Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem at Cannes 2018
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The 44-year-old actress also opened up about why she and her husband have worked together so frequently.

Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem are equals in their household. 

The couple premiered their latest film, Everybody Knows, at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday, where Cruz revealed that she and her husband received the same salary for their work on the movie. 

"Actually, yes," she said when asked about receiving equal pay, breaking out a smile, according to Variety. 

The spouses have worked on several films together since co-starring in 1992's Jamon Jamon -- and Cruz said that their private relationship helps their working one.

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"We don't take the characters home at the end of the day. We have similar ways of work. The fact that we know each other and trust each other helps," Cruz said, according to the outlet, noting that fans shouldn't expect them to exclusively work together. "That will be once in a while, if we feel it's right. I don't think it will be too often." 

The 45-year-old actress also opened up about how her acting style has evolved. "When I was in my 20s, I thought the more I would torture myself and the more I would stay in character for months, the better the result would be," she recalled. "I learned it's not really related to that. I have a life and I have a job. That allows me to jump from reality to fiction."

Cruz and Bardem also co-star in Loving Pablo, in which he plays Pablo Escober and she plays his mistress, Virginia Vallejo. Watch below.