Asked to compare working with Almodovar and Allen, the actress said: "They could not be more different. With Pedro we always rehearse for a long time before. Woody doesn't like to rehearse. He really likes everybody to improvise. It's really a very different way of approaching things".
The picture, Almodovar's fourth collaboration with Cruz, recalls 'films noirs', classic comedies and screen sirens of the past. Cruz plays Lena, a secretary who ends up in a relationship with her wealthy boss Ernesto.