In 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.