Antonio Banderas On 'Shrek 2' Role

Antonio Banderas, who plays the voice of Puss in Boots in Shrek 2, says the animators used his real moves for the character. "Sometimes they put cameras in the recording [studio], or they were recording the way you were performing the lines, just to copy that," Banderas told Sci-Fi Wire. "Sometimes I recognized some moves; a way of looking, things like that. I'd say, 'Oh my God, that's mine!'"

Banderas says he had quite a say in the direction of the movie. "I suppose it is also the director you have, but I didn't know that we were going to have so much input, that the movie is so related to the actors," Banderas said. "I thought it was going to be more a process like 'Just repeat this line' until the line got totally perfect. I don't know why I thought that; I probably did because it's so technologically based that I thought it was going to be almost like being in a tube, without any kind of creativity. But it was not like that."

Banderas says he was given an enormous amount of flexibility and creativity for his part. "They give you two sessions that worked very much in the way that I thought it was going to be," he said. "But when they came back, they already did some animation with the material. They started proposing ways to me, [asking,] 'What do you think about this?' Changing lines, sometimes improvising a little bit. They might ask me to recite a line in Spanish. It was more creative from the acting point of view than I thought it was going to be."

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