Antonio Banderas wanted comedy in Expendables 3


Antonio Banderas wanted comedy in Expendables 3 (1)

Antonio Banderas has revealed that his character in “The Expendables 3” was originally not a comedic role, but he asked Sylvester Stallone if they could make his character funnier.

The 53-year-old actor plays Latino assassin Matador Galgo on the film. He explained: “’Look, it’s not that I don’t take this type of movie seriously, but this is not ‘The Hurt Locker’. It’s bigger than life, so you have to understand that and go with it. And even when I saw the first ‘Expendables’ I thought, ‘I’d like to be a part of this, even if it’s just to insert a type of comedy that’s not there yet.’”

Banderas said he suggested his idea to the film’s co-writer/leading man Sylvester Stallone, who gave Antonio the freedom to bring out his comedic talent.

In an interview with The Times newspaper, Antonio Banderas revealed: “’So I took a leap, I told Sly, and he just said, ‘You just do whatever you want, kid.’”

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