Penelope Cruz is looking forward to getting older, and she won't entertain discussions over whether her looks pose a career problem.

Cruz, 33, was at the Berlin film festival Sunday to promote fellow Spaniard Isabel Coixet's "Elegy." In the film, Cruz stars as a student who embarks on an affair with a much older professor, played by 64-year-old Ben Kingsley.

Asked whether she thought about aging herself, Cruz replied: "I'm looking forward to (it) ... I want to experience things; I'm looking forward to having backaches and using that in my work."