Belfast Telegraph

Friday 25 July 2014

Salma praises purr-fect Antonio

Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek star alongside each other in Puss In Boots

Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas are purr-fect feline partners with cat-titude in Puss In Boots, she has revealed.

The Oscar nominee, 45, makes her animation debut as Kitty Softpaws in the Shrek spin-off alongside the Spanish actor, a long-time friend, who reprises his role as the famous cat in their sixth collaboration together.

"There's never a dull moment with Antonio," she said at the film's UK premiere in London.

Dressed in a black tuxedo suit by Yves Saint Laurent and hat, she added: "Just when you think you're becoming bored of him, he becomes crazier."

The appreciation was evidently mutual, with Antonio saying: "She was great. She is someone that I love - we have been friends for over 18 years - so the whole ride was different."

Salma, who is mother to four-year-old daughter Valentina, enjoyed her first foray into animation.

She said: "It couldn't have come at a better time because now I have my daughter. She loves it. It's very exciting for her being on tour with us and seeing everything. Sometimes we have the stuffed animals walking around."

She added: "She loves being around Antonio. She's in love with him."

Directed by Chris Miller, Puss In Boots, which also stars Zach Galifianakis and Billy Bob Thornton, opens in cinemas on Friday December 9.

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Leo:

A hospital, university or government agency could give you the paperwork you require to move ahead. Establish a friendship with an official who can serve as an advocate for you. Avoid getting entangled with a legal matter. Launching a lawsuit will cause more problems than it is worth. You're better off walking away from a troublemaker who has lots of time to waste in the court system. Cut your losses and focus on making a fresh start. You have the ability to build a secure financial future.More