- Salma Hayek dazzles in Hollywood.
- The Mexican actress is a great pride for the Mexicans.
- Salma Hayek is one of the most important actresses of our time.
Salma Hayek receives star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She is one of the five Latin American actresses who have been nominated for the Best Actress award at the Oscars. She was also the first Mexican actress to be nominated as a leading actress. She is considered one of the top Mexican figures who have achieved fame in Hollywood since the time of actress Dolores del Río.
Hayek is one of the few actresses who has had a long and extremely successful acting career. She has been nominated multiple Oscars. In each of her performances, Salma has made her mark and wowed audiences. Her many fans applaud her unique beauty and acting style.
Salma Hayek unveils her star on the Walk of Fame
Salma Hayek unveiled her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles (USA) this Friday and dedicated this honor to the fans who, over the decades, gave her “courage” to follow her dreams and succeed in American cinema.
The Mexican, one of the most important Latin figures in Hollywood, was accompanied at the event by actor Adam Sandler, with whom she worked in the comedies Grown Ups (2010) and Grown Ups 2 (2013); filmmaker Chloé Zhao, with whom she collaborated on the recent Marvel film Eternals (2021); and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who is a close friend of the actress, El Universal reported.
Where is Salma Hayek’s star located?
Having received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her work on Frida (2002), Salma Hayek is considered one of Hollywood’s most important Latin stars. Her career as a performer also includes the films Desperado (1995), From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), Wild Wild West (1999), and Beatriz at Dinner (2017). Hayek’s star is located very close to the Chinese Theater, an iconic movie theater on Hollywood Boulevard. Many Hispanic fans of the actress came to see the ceremony.
The Mexican actress has fully earned this Hollywood star because she has been so dedicated to the quality of her work, always giving her best performance so that viewers can enjoy a good movie.
Salma Hayek during the presentation of her star on the Walk of Fame
The beautiful actress always dazzles at events. She looked gorgeous on this important day in her career, wearing an elegant black dress with a wide skirt, a deep neckline, and silver trimmings on the top. Hayek said it was a day of immense joy for her and of “healing” from a “terrifying” episode from her past.
The actress shared a story. About two years after coming to the United States, she and a couple of friends were attacked on Hollywood Boulevard. A man attacked them with a knife. They ran as fast as they could, but no one would help them until finally two people managed to restrain the attacker. “Why am I telling you this story? Because every time I think of Hollywood Boulevard, that’s what I remember. And the truth is that that night when I went home I said to myself: ‘What am I doing here? Nobody wants me to be here. They almost killed me today,’” Hayek said according to El Universal.
Salma Hayek suffered from discrimination in Hollywood
“I remember once I went to the movies and someone hit me on the back of my chair and said, ‘Mexican, don’t you sit in front of me. Go back to your country.’ I also remember, I was queuing at a cafeteria and someone grabbed my arm, pulled me out of the line, and said, ‘I’m not going to line up behind a Mexican woman,’” the actress shared.
According to El Universal, Hayek also said that the studios believed that she would never have a place in Hollywood and suggested that she return to Mexico to make soap operas. “But I stayed here,” she said. We see artists succeed in their lives, but we never really know the situations they went through to get to where they are. Filed under: Salma Hayek Receives Star.
Salma Hayek’s lastest project is Eternals
In Eternals, Marvel’s big bet for this year, Salma Hayek is a part of a spectacular cast that includes Angelina Jolie, Gemma Chan, Kit Harington, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, and Brian Tyree Henry. Salma Hayek also opined that, although the inclusion of a diverse cast, “feels a bit forced at times,” that is not the case for the movie Eternals.
The film follows a group of immortal beings with superhuman powers who have secretly lived on Earth for thousands of years, now gathering to fight the evil Deviants, a fictional race of humanoids. The actress once again managed to surprise her fans.
How has the Mexican actress generated so much fame and money?
Hayek began her career on the small screen. In Mexico, she appeared in some soap operas, such as A new sunrise and Teresa, both from Televisa. Later, in the United States, she played small roles in different television series, such as Street Justice, Dream On, and Nurses. Then, she made her debut on the big screen in Mexico with the film El callejón de los milagros, which earned her a nomination at the Ariel Awards.
One of the films her first starring roles was in the film Only Fools Fall in Love, in which she plays an educated Mexican woman named Isabel, who becomes pregnant by a wealthy American, played by Matthew Perry, whose career was on the rise thanks to the Friends series.
The Mexican actress is afraid of snakes
Salma is terrified of snakes, which made the famous scene in From Dusk Till Dawn where the actress dances with a snake on her shoulders even more difficult. Despite her fear, the Mexican beauty accepted the role after Quentin Tarantino told her a little lie.
The screenwriter told the actress that Madonna was very interested in accepting the role, so Salma could no longer say no. The actress underwent two months of hypnosis treatment to prepare herself mentally and physically to face the snake. It shows that apart from being beautiful, she was also very brave.
After receiving her star in Hollywood, Salma Hayek became sentimental
“I want to say to everyone here, my dear fans, that it was you who gave me the courage to stay here. Although they did not know me in the Hollywood studios, all Latinos in the United States knew who I was, they understood that I had come with dreams like them. These fans have been with me for 37 years. In the hard times, they gave me courage,” she said.
The actress also said that all people are made of stardust. “So when you all see my star here, I want you to know that since you are all in my heart, some of our stardust is here on this site. You are also part of this star,” El Universal quoted the actress.
Salma received a beautiful tribute from her friends
Salma Hayek, whose film House of Gucci by Ridley Scott will premiere next week, received praise from her friends today at the ceremony. Adam Sandler praised Hayek as, “one of the best actresses of our generation,” and said he appreciated the friendship that binds them since they first worked together.
In a somewhat strange speech laced with his unique brand of humor, Sandler apologized for not being as elegant as Hayek, as he attended the event in a very informal getup. The actor became more serious in closing his speech and said that Hayek is, “an incredible person with her feet on the ground.”
The actress was highly praised by her colleagues after being featured on the Walk of Fame
For her part, Chloé Zhao compared Hayek to her character, Ajak, in Eternals,“a leader, a mother, and a healer.” The Oscar winner for Nomadland (2020) said that “Salma is a person of incredible talent, depth, and compassion. She is a woman brave enough to open her own path.”
Finally, the mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, praised the Mexican woman in Spanish, which translates as follows: “Salma is an angel in the city of Los Angeles. It is a representation of our dreams, our stories, and our hope.” All this was shared in El Universal.
Mexicans who have their star on the Walk of Fame
Guillermo del Toro was the most recent to join the list of Mexicans who boast of having a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Angelica Vale and Salma Hayek join him on this list.
For Salma Hayek, the wait to receive her star has ended. She is happy, full of joy, and now enjoys being on the Walk of Fame. Of course, she very much deserves it because she stands out in each of her performances. The films she stars in are always successful. Filed under: Salma Hayek Receives Star.
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