Salma Hayek Claims Harvey Weinstein Berated Her For Being "Ugly" As Frida Kahlo

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Salma Hayek shared new details about her experience working with Harvey Weinstein and she had more awful things to say about the disgraced producer.

The two worked together in the 2002 biopic Frida, where Hayek played the iconic painter and Weinstein was the producer of the film.

In a recent interview, Hayek revealed that Weinstein bullied her for looking "ugly" as Frida Kahlo.

Scroll down to see what Hayek had to say.

"I Didn't Hire You To Look Ugly!"

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While doing an interview with The Guardian to promote her new film Eternals, Hayek recalled that Weinstein bullied her when they were doing Frida.

"When he would call me up [during the making of Frida] and scream, ‘Why do you have a [monobrow] and moustache? I didn’t hire you to look ugly!’ I was like, ‘But didn’t you ever look at a picture of Frida Kahlo?’ If a man was playing Cyrano de Bergerac, he wouldn’t say, ‘What’s with the nose?’”

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Hayek Exposed Weinstein In 2017

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This isn't the first time that Salma has slammed Weinstein for his bad behavior.

Back in 2017, the actress wrote a piece for The New York Times, where she detailed how the producer made sexual advances that she always turned down.

“No to me taking a shower with him. No to letting him watch me take a shower. No to letting him give me a massage. No to letting a naked friend of his give me a massage. No to letting him give me oral sex. No to my getting naked with another woman. No no no no no…And with every refusal came Harvey’s Machiavellian rage.”

Death Threats

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In the same personal essay, Hayek also said that Weinstein threatened her life at one point.

"The range of his persuasion tactics went from sweet-talking me to that one time when, in an attack of fury, he said the terrifying words, 'I will kill you, don’t think I can’t,'" Salma wrote.

Hayek's statements are among the multitude of others that accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct. Other A-listers who exposed him include Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd, and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Weinstein's Response

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At the time, Weinstein denied Hayek's claims and spoke through his representative.

"Mr. Weinstein regards Salma Hayek as a first-class actress and cast her in several of his movies, among them Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Dogma, and Studio 54. He was very proud of her Best Actress Academy Award nomination for Frida and continues to support her work," his statement read.

Weinstein was indicted in 2018 and was later sentenced to 23 years in prison for only two of his sex crimes.

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