Actress Penelope Cruz has denied reports she suffered a panic attack aboard an airplane as it taxied to the runway, forcing pilots to turn the vehicle around. The Vanilla Sky star was aboard a Continental Airlines flight from Newark, New Jersey to Barcelona, Spain when the incident occurred on June 28.
However, Cruz claims she disembarked the aircraft when informed there would be a three hour delay - and not because she had an anxiety attack. A spokesperson for Cruz says, "There was no panic attack. The airline told her there was going to be a three hour delay because of a storm, so she deplaned and did some work."