Hollywood star Salma Hayek said Sunday that male stars will have to take pay cuts if they are serious about equality for women. The Mexican-born actress, a leading voice in the MeToo and Time's Up movements, said highly-paid male stars would have to make sacrifices. You had a good run but it is time now to be generous with the actresses," she told a Women in Motion talk at the Cannes film festival. Hayek -- best known for "Desperado" and indie hit "Beatriz at Dinner" -- had accused mogul Harvey Weinstein of threatening to "break my kneecaps" after she spurned his advances on the set of her film "Frida". The actress and producer, who says she has sold a raft of female-led projects "that I had been trying to make for 10 years" since the Weinstein scandal shook up Hollywood, said real change was happening. Hayek said it was hard to hire known female writers and directors in the US now, as studios are snapping them up trying to catch up with the public mood.
Salma Hayek always thought her hands were pretty big. But then she decided to pose topless for Allure magazine. In the gorgeous black and white pic published in the mag, the year-old actress clutches her bosom with her hands. They did cover enough but in my head they were covering more. She also said that a lot of her confidence comes from her French billionaire husband Francois-Henri Pinault.
Actress Salma Hayek said Wednesday that disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein threatened to shut down production of her dream movie, "Frida," unless "I agreed to do a sex scene with another woman. There was no room for negotiation. I had to say yes. Hayek, 51, said she was motivated to tell her harrowing story about the man she refers to as "my monster" by the flood of women who have come forward with accusations of sexual misconduct against Weinstein.
Weinstein could transform from supportive to terrifying with little to no warning, Hayek says, saying that Weinstein offered her a development deal early in her career thanks to her friendship with Robert Rodriguez and his wife. She writes:. Things came to a head on the set of Frida , a passion project for Hayek that she was able to get made despite the many seemingly impossible barriers Weinstein put in front of her.