I do yoga every morning, then I run for half an hour and take a sauna.
I’m not such a big star. I am just a little planet. In Spain, people don’t put so much attention on the star system. But here in America, I can feel it. Mostly, people are very, very nice. But there are also a bunch of fanatics behind the stars.
Picasso is a character that has pursued me for a long time and I always rejected. He deserves a lot of respect because I am from Malaga, and I was born four blocks from where he was born.
Whatever happens in my life from now on, I know the day I finally die – the final act of my script – people will always make references to the work I’ve done with Almodovar.
When I do a political movie, I do a political movie.
When you work in a different language you are not so attached to the words.
A couple of years after I arrived in Hollywood, everything that was Latino was fashionable, and years after, my thought is that we’re not fashionable anymore. We’re here to stay.
Always when you go to a new country and they teach you bad words, you just say them without knowing the value and people look at you because you didn’t know that value of them.
I used to be scared of women. When I was very young they terrified me, but discovering the female universe was incredible and still is to this day, as you never stop learning about them.
We are now integrated into American society and I don’t like the word fashionable, because fashionable means that it’s going to pass. It’s not like that anymore.
I did my first movie, ‘The Mambo Kings,’ in America without speaking the language. I learned the lines phonetically. I had an interpreter actually just to understand directions from my director.
I’m still a promising actor. It’s better to be climbing even if you have a lot of falls than to be descending. Maybe that’s kept me young. I haven’t gotten to any peak yet.
I don’t think there is a guy that played more gay characters than I have done in my life.
I have a fantastic studio in my home, and it’s my biggest toy. I have about a half a million dollars worth of musical equipment in my house.
People are not patient anymore.