Salma Hayek wants everyone to know that she isn’t perfect!
The star tells the London Evening Standard that she actually has pretty bad stage fright…
“I have really bad stage fright. There have been a couple of times where I’ve said yes to stage projects but when we’ve got a little closer I couldn’t. Even when I’m speaking it’s severe, not just like little nerves. I almost did a musical on Broadway, but I just couldn’t. It would have been the worst musical ever.”
Hayek admits she doesn’t suffer the same nerves when she is shooting a film, but she is convinced a stint on stage in London’s West End may cure her.
“I don’t get nervous in front of the camera. I have my routines and get very focused and feel very comfortable. But I can’t take (to) the stage with all those people expecting something great of me. I think the only way I can overcome my stage fright would be here in London. I cured my phobia of snakes in (1996 movie) From Dusk Till Dawn. But the fear of the audience looking at me – that’s a whole other thing.”
Oh man…that’s like saying, “hey, I have a terrible fear of needles! You should really have a bunch of people pay me to get some acupuncture done!” I mean, I’m all for curing phobias, but don’t make poor British people pay to watch!
Or maybe, do? It might be fun.
What do you think of Ms. Hayek’s “imperfections?”