Antonio Banderas has mentioned a coronary heart assault he suffered in 2017 was “top-of-the-line issues” to occur to him, as a result of readability and perspective he discovered afterwards.
The 62-year-old Spanish actor mentioned the expertise in a latest interview to advertise his new movie Puss In Boots: The Final Want. Within the animated movie, Banderas voices the titular feline character, reprising his function from 2004’s Shrek 2, 2007’s Shrek The Third, 2010’s Shrek Without end After and 2011 spinoff Puss In Boots.
The brand new movie finds Puss in Boots studying that he has used up eight of his 9 lives, and embarking on a journey to seek out the magical Final Wishing Star to revive them. Banderas was requested in a brand new interview in Radio Instances if he may relate to the movie.
“I had a coronary heart assault six years in the past,” Banderas replied, per The Unbiased. “It in all probability was top-of-the-line issues that occurred in my life. It was like placing glasses on and seeing what was essential.”
“I got here again to Spain, and began my skilled life from a distinct perspective,” Banderas continued. “So, I do connect with [the film] in a private means. I believe it’s a wonderful message, and I believe it was performed correctly.”
It’s not the primary time Banderas has mentioned the affect his coronary heart assault had on his life. The actor made comparable feedback throughout a Recent Air interview in 2019, saying, “It simply gave me a perspective of who I used to be, and it simply made the essential issues [go to] the floor”.
In an interview with The Unbiased the identical yr, Banderas mentioned confronting his mortality had “made [him] perceive life in a deeper, extra advanced means”, and precipitated him to “[detach] from issues that aren’t essential any extra”.