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‘Don’t expect ‘Shrek,’ says Hayek

Animated ‘Puss in Boots’ unlike its predecessor

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Posted: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 3:00 am

According to Salma Hayek, the movie “Puss in Boots” shows the furry feline “Puss” from the “Shrek” universe in a whole new light.

“Even though he’s from ‘Shrek,’ do not expect that you’re going to see anything like ‘Shrek,” Hayek told The Explorer in an interview on Sept. 12. “This movie is completely different. It has its own style, its own personality; the story is really sophisticated. It’s very cool.”

In the spin-off film, released Oct. 28, Puss must recover the stolen Golden Goose Egg, and in doing so, audiences will see how Puss became a legend and how he came to meet Shrek and Donkey along the way. 

Once again, Antonio Banderas voices his role as the sword-swinging feline. He is joined by Hayek, who plays love interest Kitty Softpaws. Zach Galifianakis voices Humpty Dumpty.

The film marks Hayek’s first animated feature, and she says that it was an enjoyable experience.

“I really loved doing this movie because the people involved were just so nice and accommodating. Plus, it was very convenient,” she said. “I don’t know how many countries and cities I actually worked on this movie from because you can go to any studio, and via satellite, they direct you and tell you what to do, from any big city that has a recording studio. For this particular film, we recorded in Paris, we recorded in Boston, and we recorded in L.A.”

This is not the first time Hayek and Banderas have worked together. In fact, they have starred in four films together and are friends in real life.

Hayek says she enjoyed working with him again, and that although “Puss in Boots” is an animated movie, their natural rapport is still evident.

“I think we have great chemistry,” Hayek said. “You can see it. I think it’s about the bickering, and we do it as we like to. This was part of our relationship in the movie, so it just worked out very good. It was fun.”

Even though the film is animated, Hayek assures audiences that “Puss in Boots” is a movie that people of all ages can enjoy. 

“There’s a lot of laughter,” she said, “but there’s also a lot adventure.”

“Puss in Boots” is rated PG for some adventure action and mild rude humor. Running time: 90 minutes.

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