Salma Hayek speaks during an event in California. File
Appearing on Smallzy’s ‘Celebrity Small Talk’, Salma said: “I did sign multiple movie deals... That doesn’t mean they’re going to put me in it.”
The Oscar nominee is having to get used to the franchise’s top secret way of working, and she said it can be “so extreme” keeping everything under wraps.
She added: “Nothing I could have anticipated, it was kind of funny. It’s so extreme, but at the beginning I was like, ‘What?’ But then it was kind of fun, it was kind of fun being part of this society that you have to protect so fiercely.”
Hayek has also learned to cope with Marvel’s passionate fanbase even though they “terrified” her at first as she tried to wrap her head around the whole situation. “Oh yes! They terrified me at the beginning,” she laughed.
Angelina Joli and Salma Hayek during the premier of 'Eternals.'
“They did, because when we went to Comic Con, I’ve never been a theatre that had so many people inside, and they were so passionate about being there, getting all the new details, anything they could get on the future of the Marvel Universe.”
However, she said her main focus was not leaving anyone disappointed, especially knowing how her character had been changed from the source material. She explained: “They are so loyal and so passionate, and it makes you think,‘Oh boy, I hope I don’t disappoint them!’ Especially because I was a man in the comics, so I confess I was a little nervous. I wanted them to be happy, you know?” Salma Hayek began her career in Mexico starring in the 1989 telenovela Teresa, as well as the 1995 film “El Callejón de los Milagros” (Miracle Alley), for which she received an Ariel Award nomination.
She rose to prominence with appearances in films such as “Desperado” (1995), “From Dusk till Dawn” (1996), “Wild Wild West,” and “Dogma” (both 1999).
Hayek won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Children/Youth/Family Special for The Maldonado Miracle in 2004, and received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series after guest-starring in the ABC television comedy-drama Ugly Betty in 2007.
She also guest-starred on the NBC comedy series 30 Rock from 2009 to 2013. In 2017, she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for her role in Beatriz at Dinner. Hayek has been married since 2009 to French business magnate François-Henri Pinault, with whom she has a daughter. Agencies
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