Have you ever heard about a Hollywood friendship that stood the test of time? What if we told you that Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek have been best friends for over two decades, but their friendship was once on the brink of turning sour?
Stay tuned as we dive into their incredible journey together and reveal the moment that almost changed everything!
Picture this: You meet someone more than 20 years ago, and you not only become best friends but also work together on numerous projects.
That's the amazing story of Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek, who first crossed paths on the set of Desperado in 1995. From that moment on, their bond only grew stronger, and they've collaborated on various films, including the Puss in Boots series.
But before we get to the dramatic twist in their friendship, let's take a trip down memory lane. Salma once shared a touching anecdote about filming a challenging scene in Desperado with Antonio. Despite her discomfort, she appreciated Banderas for being a true gentleman, which strengthened their connection even further.
In fact, during a promotion for the first Puss in Boots movie, Hayek revealed how Banderas generously gifted her two live monkeys she had taken care of during the film's production.
Over the years, the dynamic duo appeared together in movies like Four Rooms, Frida, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, and Spy Kids 3: Game Over. In 2011, the pair reunited for the first Puss in Boots movie, with Banderas as the titular character and Hayek as Kitty Softpaws. Their on-screen chemistry was electric, and they even had the opportunity to record their lines together, allowing them to improvise and create magic on screen.
Now, let's fast forward to Puss in Boots: The Last Wish. As we all eagerly awaited the return of our favorite feline duo, little did we know that behind the scenes, Antonio and Salma's friendship was about to face a serious challenge.
During the promotional tour for the first Puss in Boots movie, the two superstars traveled to nine countries, answering the same questions over and over again. Exhaustion and repetition took its toll, and they confessed to getting a bit tired of each other.Banderas joked that this eventually led to himself and Hayek briefly turning against each other.
“By the time that we were in Rome, we started kind of hating each other,” he said. “By the time we were in Sydney, we wanted to kill each other – because we knew exactly what the other [person] was going to answer.
But worry not, their bond remained strong, and they quickly went back to being best friends after the tour.
In addition to their animated escapades, Banderas and Hayek also shared the screen in the live-action comedy The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard. With their friendship back on track, we can only hope for more incredible collaborations between these two talented actors.
So, there you have it—the inspiring friendship journey of Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek. From Desperado to Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, they've proven that true friendships can stand the test of time, even in the challenging world of Hollywood.