Salma Hayek seems to have said some controversial things about her Mexican heritage!
In an interview with Vogue Germany, Salma was discussing her supporting role in Oliver Stone’s Savages. In the film, Salma plays a Mexican drug lord who kind of orchestrates Blake Lively‘s kidnapping. Anyhow, Salma felt like it was the first time in a while that she was playing a character that was distinctly “Mexican.” And her’es what she said...
“I am proud to have been involved in this film with all these great actors,” Hayek told Vogue Deutsch (as translated from German to English). “Honestly, I hardly had any memories of what it is to be Mexican. My life is completely different now.”
“It’s true that we have a problem in Mexico and it is important to talk about it. However, the U.S. is playing a major role, even if they claim it is purely a Mexican problem. More than 30,000 people have been killed in the past few years in this drug war — mainly by arms that come from the U.S.”
“My life is completely different. It’s great thanks to my daughter Valentina and my husband.”
“It’s much easier to get an Oscar than a great husband. My career is not as important as everything else I have achieved. If they offered me to change my life in exchange for being the most famous and the highest-earning actress, I wouldn’t accept.”
Weird…Salma is half-Mexican, raised in Mexico, and her comments definitely seem like she’s way thankful to be as far away from Mexico as possible, do they not? Of course, Salma’s been under fire by many Latino publications.
Do you think her words are being twisted, or that she really means to sound super anti-Mexico?