Having shorter and grayer hair than he did when he was filming “Desperado” in the mid-1990s, Banderas told EW:
“Here, we’re playing there with our lives, literally. You know, we were at the top of this building, they just held me by a rope and then they cleared. I don’t know if we’ll ever get to that point. They’re blowing up behind us – look. We’re dancing here. Now, that’s her holding from a crane, from a guy. building around the area. This one didn’t prepare anything. You know, somebody held me with a rope there. And then I jumped back in the same crane to crash into the building. other house [laughs]. So and now there’s an explosion, and I don’t know how – I mean, the heat behind us was so intense it burned a little bit of my hair. “
Robert Rodriguez is known for sometimes working with non-union film crews, as seen in the documentary “Full Tilt Boogie”, which chronicles the making of “From Dusk Till Dawn” and the reactions to it. opposition he encountered from IATSE (International Union of Workers’ Theater). This is also the union that is almost on strike in 2021 because of working conditions on the set of television and film productions.
Needless to say, a somewhat perilous situation as Banderas described probably wouldn’t have happened on a corporate set, but thankfully they got the shots they needed and he survived to tell the story. story of his time on “Desperado”.
https://www.slashfilm.com/1005136/antonio-banderas-risked-his-life-for-a-slapdash-desperado-stunt/ Antonio Banderas risked his life for a Slapdash Desperado stunt