Recently proclaiming how lucky she was to nab role that inspires so much female power, Salma (who voices Kitty Softpaws) told press, "I’ll tell you, I have a great win in this one. Everything [Puss] does, I outsmart him."
Miss Hayek added, “How many times do you get a part where the female outsmarts [the male lead] every time in every way? And I’m always one step ahead, and [Kitty’s] actually a comprehensive character. I love her—I love her because she starts out one thing and she finishes as something else. [The movie] has an arc, it has a dramatic arc, and I think that Kitty Softpaws is a great female character, one of the few wonderful ones out there."