Salma Hayek covers Latina November after being Photoshopped and whittled down with the brush of some hack digital artist. They did a lot of work on her face, right? Colour-correcting and smoothing. And I think they slimmed her arms and her waist too. EGADS, her waist. I was so distracted inspecting her boob size, for science, I nearly missed her waist/ hips. She’s hourglass-shaped, but not to that extent. The digital artist stole her rib cage! Well, the interview itself is about artificial beauty. How fitting. The 45-year-old was asked whether she’d anger GOOP by going for a vanity procedure. Hayek’s sticking to creams for now.
- On whether she wants a Botox Face of DOOM like her peers: ‘I have no Botox. The thought of a needle coming to my forehead, it really gives me the heebie-jeebies. So I’d rather put on my creams… It’s fun, it smells good, and it’s relaxing. Am I opposed to doing it later? I don’t know. I want to see how far I can go.’
- On looking great for her age: ‘When I was 16, I looked 19. When I was 19, I looked 25. But I got stuck on 25… until I was 35. So that was good,’ she said. ‘But it’s also important to take care of your skin because if you’re not careful, one day you’ll wake up and a spider will have taken over your face and you’ll be full of lines.’
- On her success later in life: ‘I’m 45, so it’s a miracle I’m working in the first place, especially because I’m not even here [stateside] chasing it. Nowadays I only work with friends or somebody I admire, or on something that is really special. Somehow, just by doing that, it’s the year that I worked the most in my life!’
- On being happy as a mother and a wife: ‘To be your own woman, you have to question who you really are and what it is you really want and you have to have a level of acceptance of what you can do,’ she said. ‘The things I expected of myself when I was 20 did not happen, or did not happen the way I imagined they would, and it’s okay. Let’s just take this one day at a time and do the best that I can and be grateful for the things I do have.’
- On her husband: ‘I found a man better than any man I could ever in my life imagine existed. He found me, actually. I wasn’t even looking.’
- On giving no f**ks because she’s content: ‘I’m in a very comfortable position because, [even] if I never worked again and am just a housewife and a mother, I’m happy. I really am. I was born to be a wife and a mother.’