Antonio Banderas and Puss in Boots are one and the same. On several occasions, the interpreter has spoken of how much he likes to give voice, and life, to the feline swordsman. Actually, this character is very close to him.
Due to the success of Puss in Boots: The Last WishBanderas was invited to write an article for The Hollywood Reporter in which, in an emotional way, he delves into his relationship with the character and talks about how his participation in the franchise Shrek It gave him the opportunity to connect with audiences more broadly by introducing a hero who had similar identity traits to his own.
As part of the text, it is explained why Gato has become an iconic character. After almost two decades, he continues to connect with people of all ages through the screen. It is not only about intelligent writing and construction, which the Andalusian actor does recognize. It was crucial that, even in animation, there was representation. He writes it like this:
“One of the things I’ve always liked about Puss in Boots is that he’s a hero with an accent. For Gato to delight so many children who have rarely seen or heard a character at the center of a movie story who might sound like them – or sound like the people they know – is one of the greatest joys of my life. No matter how old you are, visibility matters. It matters to see yourself represented as a hero, whether it’s live action or animated.”
To this, the actor added that it seems worth celebrating the fact that the story of the character who began his adventures in the sequel to the best-known green ogre in cinema is being considered within the award ceremonies, along with many other works that This year, they dared to change formulas and be disruptive. In his opinion, the support that all these different projects are having is historic. Reason why the adventures of the Cat and his friends are having so much acceptance.
“And this year, Gato is the lead in a film nominated for Best Animated Feature at the Academy Awards along with other films that use the magic of animation to tell imaginative and complex stories for audiences of all ages. These characters, like Gato, offer new ways of seeing the world: a young woman who embarks on an adventure on the high seas in The Sea Beast, another young woman whose emotions get the best of her in Turning Red, an Italian puppet who longs for being a real boy in Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, and the curious title character in Marcel the Shell With Shoes On. Like Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, these stories show that the things that set us apart also make us extraordinary.”
Antonio Banderas’s words about Puss in Boots are shocking. Once again they promote the accurate message that cinema and animation transform realities.
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Jose Roberto Landaverde Movie buff and music lover. I am fascinated by writing, listening, reading and commenting on everything related to the seventh art. I’m a fan of Rocky and Back to the Future and obviously one day I’ll climb the “Philly Steps” and drive a DeLorean. Faithful believer that cinema is the best teleportation machine, and also that on the big screen we can all see ourselves represented. I constantly, like Scott Pilgrim, ask myself: “Does bread make you fat?”