Date: 15th March 2001
PENELOPE CRUZ has lavished praise on her VANILLA SKY co-star TOM CRUISE - fuelling reports of a romance between the pair.
Cruz - who was implicated in Cruise's split from wife NICOLE KIDMAN last month (FEB01) - has paid tribute to the hunky MI:2 star for calming her nerves on the set of the new movie.
The WOMAN ON TOP star says, "Tom is one of the most generous people I've ever met. At first, I was really nervous. But he made me feel so comfortable. And the stunning actress praises Cruise's caring nature, "He doesn't forget about anyone. He's always thinking about the crew and cast, trying to make sure that everyone's happy. And everyone loves him." (ES/H/CPT)