My ego has gotten smaller over time: Penelope Cruz

Los Angeles: Actor Penelope Cruz says after motherhood her ego has “gotten smaller” and she does not care anymore about what people think of her.

The 43-year-old star says she may have stopped getting affected by people’s perception, but has developed new fears, reported Interview magazine.

“I’m happy to say, that my ego has gotten smaller over time. I used to be so afraid about what people were going to think of me, if I was going to be accepted, if I was going to be loved. I put a lot of energy into the perception of myself.

“When I became a mother – almost seven years ago – something very deep changed in me, where I really don’t care about a lot of the stuff I used to care about before. That’s part of growing up, and now I have to go through other tests that life will put in front of me. I have new fears now,” Cruz says.