Salma Hayek on shooting Desperado scene: I started crying


Hollywood star Salma Hayek has detailed about her expertise shooting the intercourse scene within the 1995 movie Desperado, directed by Robert Rodriguez and in addition starring Antonio Banderas.

Desperado is the second installment in Rodriguez’s Mexico Trilogy, which additionally consists of the movies El Mariachi (1993) and Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003).

Mexico-born American Hayek broke out from the motion film by which she performed the position of Carolina, a troublesome ebook cafe proprietor who groups up with Banderas’ El Mariachi in search of revenge on the drug lord who killed his lover.

Hayek, who has beforehand spoken about how she struggled with the very graphic intercourse scene, on Monday cleared the air that her trauma had nothing to do with Rodriguez or Banderas.

On Armchair Expert, the favored weekly podcast hosted by Dax Shepard and Monica Padman, the 54-year-old actor stated when she landed the position, there was no point out of a intercourse scene between her character, Carolina and El Mariachi (Banderas) within the script. It was dropped at her consideration after manufacturing started.

The Oscar-nominated actor stated she agreed to do the scene on a closed set as Rodriguez was her “bro” and his then-wife, producer Elizabeth Avellan, was her “best friend”.

There can be simply the 4 of them whereas shooting the scene.

“So, when we were going to start shooting, I started to sob,” Hayek recalled, including she stored saying to the trio, “I don’t know that I can do it. I’m afraid.”

She stated one of many issues she was afraid of was Banderas, now her shut pal and frequent collaborator.

“He was an absolute gentleman and so nice, and we’re still super close friends — but he was very free. It scared me that for him, it was like nothing. I started crying, and he was like, ‘Oh my God. You’re making me feel terrible.’ And I was so embarrassed that I was crying.”

Hayek made clear a number of occasions that Rodriguez and Banderas “were amazing” and that the director “never put pressure on me.”

Despite every thing, the second was very traumatic, she stated.

“I was not letting go of the towel. They would attempt to make me snigger. I would take it off for 2 seconds and begin crying once more. But we obtained by way of it. We did the perfect with what we might do on the time.

“When you’re not you, then you can do it. But I keep thinking of my father and my brother. And are they going to see it? And are they going to get teased? Guys don’t have that. Your father will be, ‘Yeah! That’s my son!’”

The actor additionally recounted taking her father and brother to see the movie, however stated they left the theatre in the course of the scene in query and returned when it was over.

“You want your father to be nothing but proud of you,” Hayek, who reprised her position in Once Upon a Time in Mexico, added.


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