775060064SH00002_The_U_S_PrIn the animated flick Coco, Benjamin Bratt plays Ernesto de la Cruz, a famed Mexican singer who has since passed away. That fact doesn’t stop a young boy named Hector (Gael Garcia Bernal) from visiting him in the Land of the Dead.

Taking part in this Pixar project was a sublime experience for Bratt. “When I first took a tour of Pixar I was led into a room that was filled from top to bottom with images of the characters and art from Coco,” said Bratt. “I was surprisingly and deeply moved by what I saw because it was the first time in my life in this context, a cinematic context, that I was going to see images of people that I know. My grandmother. My mother. My aunts and uncles. My cousins. My own children. It was quite obvious that whomever put this room together did so with a great deal of attention to detail and love.”

Bratt talk about why he’s been a lifelong fan of Pixar’s work:

Coco opens nationwide November 22nd.

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