Banderas’ Company

The daughter of Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas is legally Stella Banderas Griffith.  Why?  I don’t know – that’s what the paperwork says.  Stella has petitioned the court to drop the Griffith from her name.  She says she wants “to shorten my name by removing the extra last name…As well, I typically do not use ‘Griffith’ when referring to myself or on documents.  So, dropping the name would match my regular use.”  Might I suggest Hedren?

Antonio Banderas has been keeping busy with a number of projects.  His latest film, Official Competition, was a hit at the Venice Film Festival (it co-stars Penélope Cruz).  And he’s about to embark on a new theatre project.  Back in 2019, he appeared in a Spanish-language production of A Chorus Line to inaugurate his theatre company, the Teatro del Soho in Málaga, Spain.  On November 17th, he’ll be back onstage with the troupe, this time playing Bobby in a Spanish version of Sondheim’s Company.  Interestingly enough, on November 15th, the gender-swap version of Company will resume performances on Broadway.


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