NEWS
08/27/2015 12:26 EDT | Updated 08/27/2016 01:12 EDT

Antonio Banderas swaps film for fashion with sting at London's Central Saint Martins

LONDON — Antonio Banderas has swapped film for fashion, at least temporarily.

The "Mask of Zorro" star is studying at Central Saint Martins, the London college that trained designers Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen.

This week, Banderas tweeted a picture of himself surrounded by dressmaker's dummies and the words: "The 2nd week of studies at Central St Martin begins. Intense, exciting, serious and fun all the same time."

The college confirmed Thursday that the actor is taking a specially crafted short course in fashion. The course lasts several weeks and is due to end before full-time students return in October.

The 55-year-old Spanish actor told a British TV show earlier this year that he aspired to study fashion.

His recent roles include the villain in "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water."

The Associated Press