Antonio Banderas & Salma Hayek Take Cannes in 'Boots'
'Puss in Boots' co-stars Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek took Cannes by storm Wednesday, arriving on the water in a giant, 22-foot-high pair of black boots.
Flamenco dancers dressed in black set the scene on the red carpet, and then Antonio and Salma emerged from the boots to greet hundreds of fans, curious onlookers and the press.
"The interesting thing about 'Shrek,' and I think following in the tradition of 'Shrek' with 'Puss in Boots,' is that we make movies that not only are appealing for very young audiences, but to the [parents]," says Antonio, who voices the title character. "I think it's important to wink an eye at the parents too."
"Of course, Antonio made it extra attractive because I love working with him so much," says Salma, who plays the street-savvy Kitty Softpaws. "I have a child now, so I was very tickled by the idea of me being in one of those movies that she watches thousands of times. … It's very exciting to get rid of your body and just work with your voice."
The 3D animated 'Shrek' spinoff, which follows the infamous sword-wielding cat before he met Shrek in a plot to steal the famed goose that lays the golden eggs, struts into theaters and IMAX November 4.