Salma Hayek is hot, according to the Guys Choice Awards. And rather than being upset with the focus on her appearance over her talent, Hayek says that the older you get, the more you appreciate hearing terms such as “hotness,” said Hayek, according to People.
“When you start you’re like, ‘No, I want them to see me for my talent, and know me as an actress,’ ” admitted Salma.
But now, as she cheerfully takes home the Decade of Hotness Award at the Spike’s 2015 Guys Choice event, Hayek is not only relaxed about, but flattered by, the accolades. Looking back, she remembered when she read that she was a “bombshell” in reviews of Desperado.
Still learning English, Salma confessed that she thought it meant that she was a dreadful actress.
“My English was worse than now and I read the reviews that, ‘Salma Hayek was a bombshell,’ and to me this means that I was terrible, that I had bombed! Everyone told me, ‘No, no, it means that you’re great, that you’re sexy!’ And [I was like], ‘That’s it? They didn’t talk about my acting?'”
But now, Hayek finds such compliments enchanting.
“Now?! They want to give me a decade of hotness – I’m like, ‘Bring it on!’ ” declared Salma. “You really like to be ‘hot’ after you’re 40.”
At 48, Hayek feels that she has accomplished a variety of goals both in acting as well as in the art of hotness, reported the New York Daily News.
She played a vampire in From Dusk Till Dawn and ripped out hearts with her hotness before earning an Oscar nomination by playing Frida Kahlo in Frida.
Hayek also explained what she feels makes a woman hot.
“You know what makes you hot? When you have the hots for someone. I have the hots for my husband, and that keeps you, I think that keeps that in you. When you like somebody it comes out of you, almost naturally, and you’re motivated. Love motivates you.”
Others honored at the Guys Choice Awards were Liam Neeson for the Biggest A** Kicker, and Chris Pratt for Guy of the Year.
As the Inquisitr reported, Hayek also has contended that Hollywood discriminates. The actress argued that the way she looks and talks limits her opportunities.
“I’m limited by the way I talk and by the way I look,” said Salma. “I’m not like the girl next door who is easy to cast. I don’t fit into any of the stereotypes of a woman that should continue to work.”
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