Shrek: The Final Chapter Featurette Shows the New Puss In Boots
05.21.10 by Ryan
In Shrek Forever After, otherwise known as Shrek: The Final Chapter, Shrek (Mike Myers) learns what life is like if he had never been born, turning his world completely upside down. While Fiona (Cameron Diaz) is now a warrior princess leading an ogre revolution and Donkey (Eddie Murphy) remaining his unchanged, annoying self, it's Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas) that sees the biggest change, turning from a suave adventurer to one big, pampered kitty. Director Mike Mitchell explained why they made the choice at the press junket last weekend.
We wanted to turn everything on his head. And Puss In Boots is a swashbuckling character — agile, swashbuckling, ladies-man. And we're like, what's the opposite of that? Someone who has no interest in it all and just sits around in the lap of luxury. We just thought it was really interesting. It was really just the playing with the, like, what's the opposite of what you expect of Antonio Banderas as Puss In Boots?
All that is evidenced in the recent featurette Dreamworks has released via MySpace, which focuses on Banderas and his feline counterpart. Watch Banderas, along with cast members Myers, Diaz, Murphy, Walt Dohrn and producer Teresa Cheng discuss the character below.