Salma Hayek Goes Down Under for "Puss In Boots"

Posted Sunday November 27, 2011 2:04 AM GMT

Nearing the end of one of the lengthiest press tours in recent memory, Salma Hayek was back on the red carpet for the Australian premiere of “Puss in Boots” on Sunday (November 27).

The Oscar-nominated actress was joined by fellow co-star Antonio Banderas as the pair greeted the crowd gathered at HOYTS Entertainment Quarter in Sydney.

The visit comes ahead of the animated picture's Land Down Under release date of December 8th, though the film hit theaters in the States back on October 28th while already raking in $136.5 million to date.

As for "Puss In Boots," the Chris Miller directed film tells "a story about the events leading up to the sword fighting cat's meeting with Shrek and his friends."

Proclaiming how lucky she was to nab such a fabulous role, Miss Hayek (who voices Kitty Softpaws) dished, "I’ll tell you, I have a great win in this one. Everything [Puss] does, I outsmart him."

The 45-year-old added, “How many times do you get a part where the female outsmarts [the male lead] every time in every way? And I’m always one step ahead, and [Kitty’s] actually a comprehensive character. I love her—I love her because she starts out one thing and she finishes as something else. [The movie] has an arc, it has a dramatic arc, and I think that Kitty Softpaws is a great female character, one of the few wonderful ones out there."

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