Salma Hayek spoke about racism in her career: “I have the penalties that I went through.”

Salma Hayek has spoken out about how difficult it is to be Mexican in Hollywood and gain recognition amid racism (Photo: EFE/EPA/Vickie Flores)

Recently Salma Hayek He has revealed that when he arrived in the United States, he had to face various discriminatory comments from people who came to meet in the streets, but this time he discovered that Racism It was also part of artistic career.

Salma Hayek’s years in Hollywood cinema have been recognized by many important projects such as the movie Gucci House And eternity, but also with what has been revealed recently A star on the Walk of Fame. However, to get to this important point in her career, she had to face negative comments for being a Mexican in the United States.

In the the first show from the movie Gucci House In London, the Veracruz woman revealed that she has come to believe that her success in Hollywood would have come faster if she had been born in the United States, however, these ideas come from the same CEOs she has worked with, because there is no lack of reference to them Being born in Mexico is what didn’t allow him to be the biggest movie star in the neighboring country.

During her star's unveiling speech on the Walk of Fame, the actress spoke about the racism she experienced when she arrived in the US (Photo: EFE/Phillip Kim)
During her star’s unveiling speech on the Walk of Fame, the actress spoke about the racism she experienced when she arrived in the US (Photo: EFE/Phillip Kim)

Senior executives told me. It’s a small insult When they tell you: ‘If you weren’t born on the other side of the border’ You would be the biggest star in this country“.But my name is not Latin, I am Lebanese too. Arabic and Mexican are a mixture for the United States…But here we are.” Country.

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That’s why the actress believes she’s finally being rewarded for everything she had to do and struggle to become an internationally recognized artist, but primarily in Mexico and Hollywood.

When Salma was asked if her current roles are more exciting than the roles they gave her in her youth, she answered yes, but for different reasons. Hayek revealed that it was years ago It is almost impossible to succeed in cinemas all over the world if you are of Hispanic origin, so she had to work and never give up, fortunately, society is now more open and opportunities are emerging so that new generations do not have to go down such a difficult path.

Salma confirmed that she is still the same as when she first appeared on the small screen, or else her success wouldn't be right (Image: Instagram / @salmahayek)
Salma confirmed that she is still the same as when she first appeared on the small screen, or else her success wouldn’t be right (Image: Instagram / @salmahayek)

“Yes, (I got more interesting roles), but thanks to all the work I did and all the pain I went through. At first, it was impossible for Spanish actors to find a place in Hollywood. Now this world has changed, and it is more open And I have the penalty for the penalties you passed. I never gave up.”

the hero of the story They are like children He added that whatever it was when she debuted as an opera actress is still there, it’s only changed physically because of the years that have passed, but on the inside she still feels the same spirit.

Salma also talked about her complaint about what she lives with Harvey WeinsteinWhen he harassed her while they were working on the movie Frida, because his statements from time to time are taken up again to question his career.

Although Salma recently talked about what she experienced while filming the movie "Frida", revealed that she was already tired of questions about the harassment she was subjected to (Image: Lionsgate Producer)
Although Salma recently spoke about what she experienced during the filming of ‘Frida’, she revealed that she was already tired of questions about the harassment she was subjected to (Image: Lionsgate Producer)

The actress commented that she no longer wanted to talk about what happened, not only because she believed there was more to her experience of harassment, but because her audience was already tired of always hearing the same question and answer.

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“Oh no! I’m bored. And I think people do as well. Honestly, when they ask me about it, I lose a little respect for them because I say, “Man, what a lack of imagination!” As if nothing had happened in my life this whole time. Can’t you think of another question? We are all tired. For something else, a butterfly‘, he answered.

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Terry Alexander

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