Salma Hayek: “When they told me go back to Mexican soap operas”

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Salma Hayek, 55, she became the number 2,709 star to have her star on Walk of Fame of Hollywood. The actress, in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre, gave a beautiful speech of thanks, encouraging everyone to “Find something to love” as much as she has loved cinema over the years.

“If you think you’re not as good as I have for a long time, do whatever it takes to be,” said the actress, soon back in the room with House of Gucci, where she plays the sorceress Pina Auriemma. “It doesn’t have to be movies. Give your best in everything you do».

And again, Salma continued: «Try to be the best. Try to find joy in what you do. Works hard. Get ready. It doesn’t matter what someone says. But above all, don’t listen to yourself when she tries to bring you down. ” The actress then recalled an episode from many years ago: «There was a man who was on the ground, he was upset and tried to attack me, while I was showing the area to a friend. They didn’t help me right away. And every time I thought of Hollywood Boulevard, this is what I remembered. The truth is, when I got home that night, I said to myself “What am I doing here? Nobody wants me. I mean, I almost got killed today“».

The star of Eternals she also recalled being a victim of racism, both in public and professional settings. Hayek recalled a producer who told her: “Why don’t you go back to Mexican soap operas? You’ll never find a job here. ‘ A phrase, he added, which he heard repeated many, many times.

In the end, he chose to stay: «If you ask me what gave me the courage to stay, I say it was you. Even if they didn’t know me, here in Hollywood or in the studios, all Latin Americans knew who I was. They knew I came here with dreams, as they did too. ‘


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