Antonio Banderas Confirms 'Shrek' Spin-Off
Antonio Banderas has confirmed there will be a Shrek spin-off movie which will follow his character Puss In Boots.
The Spanish actor voices the mischievous cat in the animated ogre franchise and has already started working on a new film based on the role, alongside Salma Hayek and Zach Galifianakis. Banderas, who reprises the role in the upcoming fourth and final Shrek film, Shrek Forever After, has revealed the upcoming project will be based on Puss In Boots' childhood.
He explains, "I already did the first recordings and it's going to be called Puss In Boots - it starts when he was very little. He was in an orphanage when he first discovered the effect he has on people - that's when he starts being intelligent."
And Banderas is delighted he doesn't have to hang up his boots just yet - because he loves using his natural accent at work: "When I got to the United States - I was 30 at the time - I didn't speak the language at all. The fact they gave me a character for the use of my voice only was quite surprising, but I suppose I have such an accent that is so recognizable that they thought it was perfect. Because I had been playing characters that were bigger than life, heroic, stuff like that, putting it into a tiny body of a pussy cat was fun."