“It was one of those magic moments I will never forget”
Talking to PeopleTV’s Couch Surfing, actor Antonio Banderas reveals how one of the most iconic scenes from Evita was filmed.
Banderas, who played Che in the big screen adaptation of the musical, describes Madonna as the most committed artist he’s ever worked with, before explaining how it was filming on the balcony of the Casa Rosada:
She was totally into this character. It was actually great working with her. She got an idea with [director] Alan Parker: we have 5,000 extras in the Plaza de Mayo where she has to give a speech — Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina. So she came dressed as Eva Duarte de Perón, shooting with no rehearsal, no nothing, and the extras’ reaction was extraordinary. All of the extras started crying, and the cameras were shooting, so we captured all of that. It was one of those magic moments I will never forget.