By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Looking good: Penelope Cruz makes an appearance on the Jay Leno show where she revealed she set her hair on fire while blowing out candles on a cake
Penelope Cruz has told how she set her hair on fire blowing out candles on her birthday cake.
The 37-year-old actress said she gets flustered celebrating because she doesn't know how to act around people.
Appearing on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, she said: 'I always get nervous celebrating the birthday.
Kiss from me: The actress told Leno she gets flustered at birthday parties, which caused her to set her hair on fire when blowing out the candles
'[This year] I had dinner with friends and family.
'I get nervous when people sing 'Happy Birthday', I get nervous when I have to open the presents in front of them.
'I get more nervous even than at the Oscars.'
She then explained how she even managed to set her hair on fire because she was so flustered when she went to blow out the candles during on birthday celebration.
The actress, who is set to appear in the upcoming Pirates Caribbean movie, attended the Met Gala fashion event in New York on Monday night.
Leggy: Penelope wore a stunning low-cut off-white dress for her interview
source : dailymail