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Penelope Cruz talks about what she won’t be posting on Instagram

The actress may have two million Instagram followers, but she won’t be posting family pictures for all to see.

Penelope Cruz has vowed that she will never post photographs of her children on social media.

The Oscar-winning Spanish actress, 43, is married to fellow actor Javier Bardem, 48, and the couple have two children – six-year-old Leo and four-year-old Luna.

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Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz at a photocall for their new film The Counselor in London (PA archvie)

Cruz told The Telegraph’s Stella magazine she feels a “responsibility to protect their privacy”.

She said: “You will never see a picture of my kids on Instagram. I will never do that.

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“I feel like I am responsible to protect their privacy. I might post a picture with a friend or a picture with Mert & Marcus (fashion photographers) here and there, or my best friend who’s also an actress (Salma Hayek).

“But there is always a line.”

Cruz, who has 2.1 million Instagram followers, also spoke about how much her priorities have changed since having children.

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“I want to raise my kids and I don’t want to be away from them,” she told Stella, adding: “The first question I ask about a film is where in the world is it being shot, the next question is when, and then I look at the project.

“I don’t want projects that would represent that challenge, in terms of not being able to be together.”

She will next be seen in the big-screen adaptation of Murder On The Orient Express, due for release near the end of the year.

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Off-screen she also enjoys doing hair and make-up for friends, and even stepped in to help her good friend Hayek get ready for a film premiere.

She said: “The power had gone at Salma’s house and her make-up artist couldn’t come, so she called me and said, ‘You have to get me ready for this premiere’, and I lit some candles and did her hair and make-up too.

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“No one noticed that it wasn’t done by a professional, so I was very proud of that.”

Her latest beauty venture sees her promoting a new scent, La Nuit Tresor, from luxury French cosmetic house Lancome.

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