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Antonio Banderas Didn’t Want to Impersonate Pedro Almodóvar

Though he’s labored with the Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar throughout eight movies, Antonio Banderas discovered probably the most significant one but was his work on “Pain & Glory,” during which Banderas is taking part in a thinly fictionalized model of the director himself.

Banderas acknowledged most of the moments within the movie from Almodóvar’s life, and the director really gave Banderas permission to make the most of a few of his mannerisms as a means of moving into character. But at TIFF, Banderas defined why he caught to the script and made the character his personal.

“He already provided me with his looks, his hair and the costumes, and we did an exact replica of the studio in his house,” Banderas advised TheWrap’s Steve Pond. “But he came to the point in one of the rehearsals he said, ‘Don’t be afraid to use some of my mannerisms.” I mentioned, ‘Uhhh, don’t assume so. I feel it’s going to separate the viewers from an actual film. It’s going to turn into a caricature.”

It was a sensible choice, as Banderas received the Best Actor prize for his efficiency at Cannes and is incomes main Oscar buzz as nicely.

But Banderas additionally has a deep respect for Almodóvar that led him to work with him but once more on his extremely private story.

“Eight movies with a man who has a very strong personality, he never betrays himself, he’s very loyal to his ways, and the impact that he’s produced in 21 movies all around the world, being in eight of those, it opened the door to me to go to America,” Banderas mentioned. “I could’ve done a career only with the eight movies I’ve done with Almodóvar. That would’ve been worth [it] to be an actor.”

“Pain and Glory” opens in theaters Oct. 4. Watch the interview with Banderas above.

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