The Mask of Zorro star, Antonio Banderas has appeared in a sci-fi movie “Automata” and kept mum on his split with Melanie Griffith.
Antonio Banderas has a starring role in his latest film “Automata”. It shows the scenario half a century in the future. Antonio is an insurance agent who checks malfunctioning androids. In his peregrinations into what he does, Banderas discovers something that he had never known before.
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Gabe Ibáñez is the director of Automata whike other stars include Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Melanie Griffith, Dylan McDermott, and Robert Forster. The movie will appear in theaters some time in October, 2014.
Meanwhile, Antonio and Wesley Snipes spoke recently on their individual roles in The Expendables 3. Antonio spoke of how when you go on set there is always a lot of ego boosting.
Everybody is going crazy and in the end there is a certain thirst for more. Wesley Snipes on the other hand said that he wished that there would not be just a lot of guns blasting at full volume and fight scenes.
His hopes were not dashed to the ground since some of the scenes required more than just bravado or male machismo. Banderas and Snipes also joked around a lot with each other in the interview. They couldn’t stop poking fun at and ribbing one another.
Antonio Banderas talked about his annoying character in The Expendables 3. He said:
"When I read the script, I had to be sincere. There was a choice. I mean, if this guy stops, he goes immediately into a depression. This guy has to, for his own sake, continue this hyperactivity, in order to don't allow himself to think.
In the moment that he stops for a second, and starts thinking, all the sh*t starts coming up. I think someone, actually Sly (Stallone), though I must respect Patrick (Hughes), he was very, very nice with me and he just allowed me to do whatever I had in my mind, but in regards to Sly, the day we were in the warehouse… I explained to him about the guys, these guys, mates that I have in my mind and there was the last one and I play the two first in comedy.
And he accepted it. But the last one, he came to me – he was fixing the plane at the moment, and he came down and said, "Antonio, I understand what you're doing, but think about, it's almost like, in the middle of the story that you're telling with me, you're getting in touch with your real truth. And that is not funny for you.
Do something, in this particular story that makes me turn my head and look at you in a different way. You're not annoying anymore. Suddenly there is something that is true there that I want to see you embracing." And that is good direction.
That is very good direction, which he is going to need as to one scene that he never touches, because I thought it was well-written, that we have in the movie, in which the guy was suddenly calmer, he's just walking along and you can see that his wheels are turning and he comes to me and he's just talking at the guy until he makes him vomit what he's got inside. That gives a beautiful dimension to the character. If you don't have that, he would be just an annoying guy."
As for Antonio Banderas’ split with Melanie Griffith, it is something that is being kept a top secret. Confidentiality is the word when it comes to these two.
They announced their breakup to the shock of many of the actors and actresses in Hollywood. The reason for the divorce proceedings was irreconcilable differences.
But Banderas later on made it clear that there was a bond between him and Melanie that they won’t speak a word about the split to reporters or the press.
“We (have) got an agreement together that we’re not going to talk about it and I don’t want to break it. Probably in the near to mid-future we will be able to talk. But not now,” he said.
It was an understood thing that the less spoken about the whole shebang the better it was for the privacy and personal life of both Banderas and Melanie.
The two also have a teenage daughter named Stella. It is a tragic thing when parents split up and the children have to face the fallout. Hopefully, Stella is mature enough to weather the divorce of her mother and father.