Penelope Cruz Tackles Super Mario Brothers Role

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Penelope Cruz is a dark-eyed beauty, an exotic actress who seems to epitomize grace and charisma. So when rumors started flying that she was going to team up with Nintendo for a commercial about New Super Mario Brothers 2 for the handheld 3DS, most people thought it was a joke.

Not so, gamers, not so. Cruz and her sister Monica are the stars of the latest Nintendo ad, and they certainly have fun with it. Penelope even dresses up as Mario for the ad, and, not surprisingly, she's still gorgeous with a mustache.

Nintendo marketing exec Laurent Fisher said, "Teaming up with the Cruz sisters is a perfect fit for us. Not only because 'New Super Mario Bros 2' let’s two players enjoy the entire adventure playing as brothers Mario and Luigi simultaneously but because these sisters have been genuine fans of the series for many years. The co-op mode really brought out their competitive side and they had a lot of fun trying to collect as many coins as possible while racing to finish each level first."

The sisters aren't the first stars to help Nintendo spread the word about their games; Robin Williams, Beyonce, and Kim Cattrall have all graced their commercials.

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Amanda Crum is a writer and artist from Kentucky. She's a fan of Edward Gorey, Hunter S. Thompson, and horror movies. You can follow her on Google:+Amanda Crum