My blog readers might have noticed by now that I jump at any opportunity to do stories for APTN’s Entertainment department. It gives me a break from all the political and Vatican stories that I do most days. On Friday there was a press conference in Rome with Actors Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek from the new animated film “Puss in Boots.” They were talking about the film together with the film’s Director Chris Miller and Dreamworks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg. I found Banderas handsome, charming and the perfect man to play “Puss”. I was fascinated by Jeffrey Katzenberg’s comment that it takes the best animator in the world a good week of work to make 3 seconds of animation, adding that it took 400 artists working for four years to do “Puss in Boots,” and it was interesting to hear Director Chris Miller say his biggest nightmare was animating fur, making it look soft and fluffy.
But since I am interested in questions of women, I couldn’t help being most intrigued by the feminist feline character Kitty Softpaws. During the press conference Salma Hayek said she thought being Kitty Soft Paws was a dream job.
Here’s Salma Hayek’s direct quote: “this was a dream job for me… I got to play a character that is a feminist character, that is very strong, that always has the last word, this is so much fun to win over Antonio Banderas as a cat. She is very good with the sword, she is very good at dancing, she can jump from one building to another. So many times now when I am stuck in traffic I think, I wish I were Kitty Soft Paws right now.”
I am with Salma Hayek. I want to be Kitty Softpaws who can jump from one building to another when I am stuck in my Fiat in Roman traffic. I looked into the Kitty character a little more when I got back to the office and found out she is beautful, strong sensual and funny. She has no claws so she is the ultimate pick-pocket, softly slipping off Puss’s hat when she meets him. She is a pro at verbal sparring and a pro with the sword too.
Sounds like the life to me. I’ve had enough of being the frazzled, stressed-out working Mamma. I like the idea of being a swashbuckling, sensual, sword-fighting Kitty Softpaws. My daughters might want to be the next Hannah Montana or Selena Gomez but their Mozzarella Mamma has officially become a Kitty Softpaws wannabee!
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Trisha is a TV journalist working for AP TV News in Rome. She is married to an Italian and is a Mamma of three.