Zorro 2 and Shrek 2: In a recent interview with Latino Review, Antonio Banderas talked about his involvement in 2 highly anticipated projects...The Mask of Zorro Part II and Shrek 2:

LR: You spoke earlier about Zorro 2, what's the plot to the sequel?

Antonio: That's [Zorro] another landmark actually in my career, and to work with Steven Spielberg is not that bad. [Laughs] I had a great time when I shot the first one. Steven Spielberg came to the theater [Antonio is in a Broadway play called NINE] like several weeks ago and said to me "We want to do a different approach to Zorro this time, we want to make more of an adult movie, and we are going to talk about more of the human stuff, there's going to be a big issue with the General in the second part, and more of the relationship between you and your wife" and of course there's going to be stunts and all that stuff but they are going to make the film a little bit more deeper than the first one was, and I thought that was an interesting approach instead of going for the popcorn straight forward, they wanted to do something a little more complex than that. I thought that was interesting too.

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LR: When are you going to start filming and where?

Antonio: If everything goes as planed we will begin filming at the end of March beginning of April. We will probably start shooting in San Miguel De Allende, Mexico. [Laughs] I practically live there now, going back and forth from the states to San Miguel all the time. [Antonio filmed Once Upon A Time in Mexico, Pancho Villa in San Miguel]

LR: Are you done with Shrek 2?

Antonio: You never stop because the process of making a movie like that is so weird. They call you, you do some scenes, and they try the scenes with first drawings. Monday I did like my 3rd session, it's very interesting because they put cameras on you so they can just copy your expressions and they put it on the cartoon later. It's a very interesting process how they do that and they brought some of the material there and we just cracked up [Laughs] it was unbelievable. Character [Puss-in-Boots] is very very [does Spaniard imitation] Spanish guy, beautiful cat and the story is fantastic. And they are going to present the second one in Cannes Film Festival in 2004. It's just a cool story actually.

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