Listen: Antonio Banderas is mesmerizing in 'Pain and Glory'
"What I think's the performance of his career it's just a terrific performance in a movie that you should all saying you know and look at that I've done my work here I've said no but Antonio I have to say yes you did win an award as best actor Con Film Festival there's nothing award buzz is about all this has that effect you when people are telling you how great you are every time you turn around it's not bad he's you had tolerate think I know you have to put everything in perspective when you are successful also when you have and failures this is the story of our professional life and you had to take it to both both sides of the spectrum the sexually in which we obtain as says in this particular case it's very special to me I've been working with forty years met him for decades ago we have done aid movies together for me has being a pleasure to be invited to with a man that never betrayed himself and there has been absolutely loyal to his personality you may like movie you may not like smooth that's a different deal but today especially in today's world into the cinema to have somebody with that personality without change and just you know being loyal to himself is yeah it sure is and I should say in order to just set this up correctly that in pain and gory you're playing director who doesn't have the name Pedro Almodovar but very much like it looks like you to the point of is here you are in a movie basically playing this man who gave you your start those years ago yeah well the thing is is difficult to play all with somebody who actually lived if the person is still alive leaving more complicated but he's a person is actually giving you action on cut is just behind the camera situation becomes a little bit more complicated because I think wait a minute what are you doing but you know I think the way I've been saying but he's too you know this character. I started creating without knowing about nine years ago and why's that because I work in five movies with better than in the eighties and then for twenty two years with it didn't work we kept our relationship friendship but word so when I went back to him to do a movie called the skin I live in I came with twenty two years of experience and I went to him and said look you know I feel more secure in front of the camera I can do this now complete with my voice I can do that and after a week rehearsing and he laughed hers for like a month before principal he said to me you know all of those things you learn from this twenty two years then a very useful to me well okay so what are you really and time I know confronted him but he just got stuck in my own story and I said no I am you know what I can do with this character video for me and so it was a little tension on the set during the time that we shot movie nothing really dramatic because we're friends but it was dangerous I it got an idea of what the current issue be he got another one when I finish and we opened moving the Toronto Film Festival and they watch it and I thought Oh my God how these men managed to just get this character out of me etc that I didn't even know I had inside and so you know what affliction about being humble started me an eighty known if I was going to have another opportunity to work with him and to go to do that in a completely different set of mine so he came ninety s after he called me incessant on you have this project you're going to see very familiar colored characters painted van in the script and read it and let me know so I read it and I said him. I'm going to go now trying to use all of those things that I used before the table clean slate Afrim zero degree in this character from that point of view he says that's a good idea let's do it later also you know I had impersonal issues during all these years it had attack two and a half years ago and I mentioned this because it was his for for this movie I mean we actors who use the happening in our personal life relied everything we apply that to our Colloton so he said you know that is something in you scenes had a cardiac event that has changed and I don't want you to hide it I want you to show that in this character in this movie in industry off the pain not glory but the paying of the connectivity is very important that you actually are very sincere very honest so I I knew exactly he was talking about and so we provided the cutter too with all of those personal experiences that I have a heart attack does slow you down karate he's he's beset by a lot of physical problems you know he just everything to assistant back pain everything and so that even tries heroin in order to alleviate this thing that he's going to do it so what it's done in this movie and your performance and and everything is it doesn't look on the surface like an film his in have that flamboyance no is slightly different to lower films doe that he's elements of for bio graphic elements movies over never was supposed in this way many people asked me and I think it's good to talk about that ah how much of the movie is real how much of the movie actually happen those events probably not everything that you see on the screen actually happen but you have to think him you know what are we really are the things that we have done and the things that we said or are we also the things that we wanted to say but we didn't say that we wanted to do but we never did I think I'll move over us this movie to actually say do these that he never did but he wanted to do his family to his lovers drew actors us to cinema to life itself in a way the movies basically about reconciliation while coming to terms with live and forgiveness unforgiveness yeah in playing him the question that went through my mind after I saw this was how much of your performance comes from watts in his screenplay and how much comes in from the man you knew for those forty years it's interesting question because this has been one movie that actually came in a completely different way than other works sometimes the information came emotionally and it's kind of difficult explain let me try. various Pacific so he came the morning and read the part of my mother finally gave him the replica and then he was going to read my part he's part he was going to he says he tried again"