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Salma Hayek has her star in Hollywood and dedicates it to her fans

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Salma Hayek has her star in Hollywood and dedicates it to her fans

Salma Hayek discovered her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles and dedicated this honor to fans who, over the decades, gave her “courage” to follow her dreams and succeed in American cinema.

The Mexican, one of the most important Latin figures in Hollywood, was accompanied at the event by actor Adam Sandler, with whom she worked on comedies. They are like children and They are like children 2; filmmaker Chloé Zhao, with whom she collaborated on the recent Marvel movie, Eternals; and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who is a close friend of the actress.

Hayek’s star is located very close to the Chinese Theater, the emblematic Hollywood Boulevard cinema, and there many Hispanic fans of the actress gathered to see the ceremony that she dedicated to them.

Salma Hayek And Her Star.  The Actress Highlighted The Effort She Had To Make To Make Her Way To Be Latina.  Ap Photo

Salma Hayek and her star. The actress highlighted the effort she had to make to make her way to be Latina. AP Photo

In an elegant black dress, Hayek said it was a day of immense joy for her, but also of “healing” for a “terrifying” episode from her past. The actress explained that, about two years after arriving in the United States, she suffered an attack with a couple of friends on Hollywood Boulevard, when a man attacked them with a knife.

The actress and her friends fled as best they could and no one helped them until two people managed to reduce the attacker.

“Why am I telling you this story? Because every time I think of Hollywood Boulevard that’s what I remember. And the truth is that that night when I went home I said to myself, ‘What am I doing here? Nobody wants me to be here. They almost killed me today, ‘”he said.

Salma Hayek With Her Daughter Valentina Paloma Pinault And Her Husband François-Henri Pinault.  Afp Photo

Salma Hayek with her daughter Valentina Paloma Pinault and her husband François-Henri Pinault. AFP photo

And he added: “I remember that once I went to the cinema and someone hit me on the back of my chair and said: ‘Mexican, don’t sit in front of me. Go back to your country‘. I remember again I was queuing at a coffee shop and someone grabbed my arm, pulled me out of the line and said: ‘I’m not going to line up behind a Mexican‘”he said.

When they told him to go

Hayek also reported that Hollywood studios believed that she would never have a chance in the United States and that is why they suggested that she return to Mexico to make soap operas. “But I stayed here,” he said.

At the ceremony he assured: “I want to say to all who are here, my dear fans, that it was you who gave me the courage to stay. Although they did not know me in the Hollywood studios, all Latinos knew who I was, They understood that I had come with dreams like them. These fans have been with me for 37 years. In the hard times, they gave me the courage, “he said.

Chloé Zhao, Salma Hayek, And Adam Sandler Pose After Hayek'S Star Celebration Ceremony.  Photo Efe

Chloé Zhao, Salma Hayek, and Adam Sandler pose after Hayek’s star celebration ceremony. Photo EFE

Excited by the recognition after so much effort, she added: “So when you all see my star here, I want you to know that since you are all in my heart, part of our stardust is here on this site. You are also part. of this star “.

The Oscar nominee for best actress for Frida (2002) and that the film will be released next week The Gucci house, by Ridley Scott, received praise from his friends at the ceremony.

Salma'S Star Is Very Close To The Chinese Theater.  Ap Photo

Salma’s star is very close to the Chinese Theater. AP Photo

Thus, Adam Sandler assured that Hayek is “one of the best actresses of our generation” and praised above all the friendship that has united them since they worked together. And he highlighted: “She is an incredible person and with her feet on the Earth.”

For her part, Chloé Zhao compared Hayek to her character in Eternals, Ajak, who is “a leader, a mother and a healer”. And he said, “Salma is a person of incredible talent, depth and compassion. She is a woman brave enough to blaze her own path.”

Finally, Mayor Eric Garcetti praised the Mexican in Spanish. “Salma is an angel in the city of Los Angeles. It is a representation of our dreams, our stories and our hope,” he said.

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