Salma Hayek’s a name that does need an introduction. The actress has made a recognition for herself in Hollywood, starring in numerous hit films and being the actress of preference for many A line directors.
Posing for the cover of InStyle magazine at 53, once again, after 24 years, Salman Hayek talked about her biggest fears when she started out.
“What I remember most about my 20s is that I didn’t want to be 30,” said the actor talking about how she didn’t want to be older.
“In America they used to tell actresses they expired at 30. That’s why I was scared. Now I don’t care about getting older. When I turned 40 and then 50, I didn’t mind at all.” said Salma.
Adding further, Hayek stated, “Looking back at my career, I realise how big of a risk it was to come to the United States in the first place and start again as an actress. I could have stayed doing soaps in Mexico — I was doing really well there.”
“But my dream was to do film. And I’m a big risk-taker. I’ve learned that when you have clarity about what you really want in life and you commit to giving it your best, things usually work out for you in the end.”
Salma also added how the Hollywood landscape had changed in the past two decades. “A long time ago it was not a popular thing to do. It was hard to raise money or to get anything done. Things have changed a lot for women in Hollywood since then. We are still getting paid less than men by a lot. But it’s getting better little by little. Now, at 53, I’m getting to play the best parts of my life.”