Salma Hayek has been making her rounds doing promotions & attending resort shows this week and you can catch her on the July 2016 cover of Red UK magazine. On the cover which was shot by Max Abadian, Salma is wearing a white gold stripe long sleeve knit dress. While she can be a style hit or miss on the carpet, this is a beautiful cover of the Mexican/American actress. In the issue, she talks her career struggles, owning your own failures, trusting your instincts and so much more. For more on Salma's feature, visit Red.co.uk and pick up a copy on newsstand today.
On the struggles of her career:
I’ve worked hard to fight very hard for everything I have. You have to learn to listen to your instincts. Especially women; we are programmed to diminish our own instincts and vision. You have to be able to block everybody else’s voice so that you can find your own.
Block out the naysayers:
In Mexico they said, ‘You have no talent, you’re a spoiled brat, you’ll never make it as an actress here.’ I ended up doing telenovelas in Mexico and then went to the US because I wanted to do films. They said, ‘You’re Latina, you’re very limited, the parts don’t exist, you’ll never make it as an actress here.’ In both scenarios, I thought, ‘What an interesting challenge. This is wrong. It must be changed.’ I had conviction because I was completely clear that this was what I had to do.
Embrace unexpected blessings:
I had a child late in life. In Tale of Tales, I identified with my character’s desperate desire to have a child, and maybe feeling that you could never be happy or complete, that your life is not complete, without this. I’ve had that yearning, that longing, and that pain… I always wanted to have a lot of children, and I was not able to. My body, as a miracle, had one. The huge blessing I’ve had is that my husband has three other children. So I have four. And they are all so different.
Credit: Red UK