Are Salma Hayek’s movies slowing down on purpose? According to the actress, studios don’t seem to want her any more, but she doesn’t care.
Hollywood’s need for Hayek in their films mostly likely have nothing to do with her recent slam of a certain Republican presidential hopeful. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Salma claimed to see through what Donald Trump has been doing, particularly his Twitter rant about Mexican immigrants.
Hayek, born in Mexico, called him out for being stupid and urged the rest of the United States to vote against him so his “manipulation,” “a very simple tactic for self-promotion,” proves ineffective.
— Salma Hayek (@salmahayek) August 5, 2015
It’s doubtful that Trump will threaten Salma in return, though her film offers have been dwindling anyway. On most Hollywood studios, she feels that “they don’t want me but I don’t really care.” Her latest role, voicing a character in a Lebanese adaptation of poetry, was her own idea as a producer, partially inspired by her daughter, Valentina Pinault.
Salma Hayek’s latest movie, called The Prophet, has her hoping that it will do well with the younger crowd.
“It’s meaningful. It’s hopeful. It’s uplifting. It’s respectful. It honors children. Many people tell me, ‘But they are not going to like poetry.’ Children love poetry. That’s why we have the nursery rhymes and then we don’t give it to them anymore. It’s their first language. They think in metaphor.”
Salma explained why she doesn’t care that much about getting calls for new roles.
“I’ve been getting awards from different places for the humanitarian work and I’ve had a lot of movies come out. Then there is my husband (French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault) also who takes me to many places. There’s that stuff too and I’ve just been busy with life.”
Between already having money from her husband and being busy with her activist work, Hayek has plenty to do and doesn’t care that she’s not as big in films as she was in the Dogma era.
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