Antonio Banderas has revealed his heart attack gave him a ‘new understanding of life’.
The 59-year-old actor was rushed to hospital in 2017 after struggling ‘agonising chest pains’ throughout a exercise in Surrey, the place he lives.
He later instructed reporters: ‘I suffered a heart attack on January 26, but it wasn’t critical and hasn’t triggered any injury.’
The Zorro star has since opened up on how the scary expertise modified his perspective on what’s vital in life.
‘After you have a heart attack you receive an amount of information about what life is about that is very difficult to describe in words. It just set up a new way of understanding life itself,’ he instructed People.
He went on: ‘You turn into extra uncooked. You get rid of issues that you just suppose have been vital in your life and also you erase them out of your life.
Antonio mentioned it helped him realise that cash is ‘just an intellectual process’ and shouldn’t be a essential focus in his life.
The Spanish actor is at the moment starring in Pain And Glory, which follows the story of a director (Banderas) who displays on his life selections whereas his current and previous crumble round him.
Pedro Almodovar, the drama’s director, inspired him channel the ‘pain’ from his heart attack within the character.
He mentioned: ‘I think the character can use that because the character is filled with pain and a lot of diseases and solitude and loneliness.’
Antonio stars alongside Penelope Cruz and Spanish singer Rosalia in Pain And Glory. The gritty position gained him the Best Actor prize on the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.
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