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I Was Told My Career Would Die In My Thirties – Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek has disclosed that when she was in her thirties, she was told that her career would die and she would never make it in Hollywood as a Mexican actress.

The 54-year-old star said she wants other women to realise that it’s not over when they reach a certain age.

The actress, who had featured in movies like Frida, Desperado and from Dusk Til Dawn, expressed that her thirties were the best times in her career.

They told me my career would die mid-thirties. First of all, they told me a Mexican is never going to make it, because at the time, the new generations, it was impossible for a Mexican to have a leading role in Hollywood.

“And it was like it was not real – it was like this strange reality that now has become a normality. But not at the time,” she said.

She continued: “And I want other women to realise that, because even in your thirties you feel the pressure, in your forties you feel the pressure – and late blooming, it’s a beautiful thing.

“And we’re not ‘over’ at this time, or at another time. if you’re creative and enthusiastic and curious about life, life can be exciting forever, the entire time.

Hayek, who is featured in the new Amazon film ‘Bliss’ with Owen Wilson and will soon appear in ‘The Eternals’, a movie by Marvel, explained: “And I think it’s great, I’m proud of it, I want to shout it to the world, because I was told so many times it couldn’t happen and I almost believed them but I fought it and I won.”

She talked about ‘Bliss’ as the creation of reality through technology with diversification.

Hayek plays the role of Isabel in the ‘Bliss’, a woman living on the streets and convinced that the polluted, broken world around them is a computer simulation.

She said: “There are so many conspiracy theories and when you talk about what’s real or not, I think one of the things that are separating us is that everybody’s creating their own reality.

“It’s interesting that this movie comes out as this time, because I think with all the confinement, we created our own ‘Bliss’ world through technology and in that cave you can find so many different ways at looking at things.

“So, everybody’s doing their own reality and it’s kind of separating us because what’s real or not real, it’s not one thing anymore.”

 

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