Salma Hayek Says She Wasn’t Allowed to Be Funny in Movies For Years Because She Was Too Sexy.


Salma Hayek says that for years she was not allowed to act in comedy roles because she was considered a “sexy” woman.

Frida’s star gave an interview to GQ magazine and complained that she could not avoid her first role in an American movie — a vampire stripper in the movie “From Dusk to Dawn”. Speaking positively about Robert Rodriguez’s film, she admitted that he closed other roles for her.

“I’ve been a typical character for a long time,” she said. “All my life I wanted to act in comedies, but people wouldn’t give me comedies. I couldn’t get the part until I met Adam Sandler, who cast me in the comedy [Adults 2010], but I was over forty!

“They said: “You’re sexy, so you can’t have a sense of humor.” Not only were you not allowed to be smart, but you weren’t allowed to be funny in the ’90s.”

Reflecting on her journey through Hollywood, the actress added: “At that time I was sad, but now I work in every genre, at a time in my life when I was told that I would expire — that I had been out of work for the last 20 years. So I’m not sad, I’m not angry; I’m laughing. I’m laughing, girl.”

Hayek made her Hollywood debut with George Clooney, Harvey Keitel, Danny Trejo and Juliette Lewis in the 1996 film From Dusk till Dawn. Then she starred in Kevin Smith’s cult religious comedy Dogma. In 2002, Hayek received critical acclaim thanks to the biographical film about Frida Kahlo “Frida”.

Hayek’s next big feature role will be in the final movie “Super Mike” with Channing Tatum. She recently revealed that Tatum “nearly killed” her while rehearsing a lap dance scene for “Magic Mike’s Last Dance.”

The actor who played Maxandra Mendoza in the third film of the franchise recalled a lap dance rehearsal that went wrong after Hayek was turned upside down.


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