Salma Hayek reveals the truth: She was considered 'too sexy' for romcoms

 

by IANS |

Los Angeles, Feb 7 (IANS) Salma Hayek revealed in a new interview with GQ UK that Hollywood blocked her from starring in a comedy for nearly 20 years because she was deemed too sexy for the genre, says 'Variety'.

Although Hayek acted in romantic comedies such as 1997's 'Fools Rush In' (opposite Matthew Perry) and 'Breaking Up' (opposite Russell Crowe), she said it wasn't until 2010's 'Grown-Ups' that she got the chance to star in a traditional comedy movie. Hayek credited Adam Sandler with finally giving her the chance to be funny.

"I was typecast for a long time," Hayek told GQ UK, according to 'Variety'. "My entire life I wanted to do comedy and people wouldn't give me comedies. I couldn't land a role until I met Adam Sandler, who put me in a comedy [2010's 'Grown Ups'], but I was in my forties! They said, 'You're sexy, so you're not allowed to have a sense of humor.' Not only are you not allowed to be smart, but you were not allowed to be funny in the '90s."

Did being blocked by acting in comedies make Hayek angry? "I was sad at the time," she said. "But now here I am doing every genre, in a time in my life where they told me I would have expired -- that the last 20 years I would have been out of business. So I'm not sad, I'm not angry; I'm laughing. I'm laughing, girl."

Hayek, notes 'Variety', is back in romance mode for her new movie, Steven Soderbergh's 'Magic Mike's Last Dance'. In the final installment in the 'Magic Mike' franchise, Hayek plays the older love interest of Channing Tatum's eponymous stripper. Her character, Maxandra Mendoza, works with Mike to create a male stripper revue.

Latest Cinema Updates
Nia Sharma explains how she put together her handmade red outfit for 'Suhagan Chudail' Sat, May 25, 2024, 02:50 PM
Divyanka Tripathi offers a peek into her makeup session: 'Masking the exterior' Sat, May 25, 2024, 02:40 PM
Rutuja Bagwe gave a 'Marathi touch to my dialogues' in 'Maati Se Bandhi Dor' Sat, May 25, 2024, 02:39 PM
Chitrangda Singh casts her vote, calls upon all to exercise most important right Sat, May 25, 2024, 02:38 PM
Anjali Tatrari turns from boss lady to loudmouth for her duplicate role in 'Vanshaj' Sat, May 25, 2024, 02:37 PM
Gaurav More shakes a leg with Moushumi Chatterjee on ‘Rimjhim Gire Sawan’ Fri, May 24, 2024, 03:32 PM
Gashmeer Mahajani plays gambler driven by vengeance in ‘Gunaah’ teaser Fri, May 24, 2024, 03:30 PM
Bharat Ahlawwat talks about his dream of acting: 'Googled pictures with different expressions, tried to copy them' Fri, May 24, 2024, 03:29 PM
Alec Baldwin savours sweet outing with granddaughter Holland Fri, May 24, 2024, 03:28 PM
A peek into Aparna Dixit’s fun-filled pool holiday with Ankita Lokhande and other celebrities Fri, May 24, 2024, 03:27 PM
Sapna Sikarwar opens up on what she did before acting: 'Did dance classes, choreographed wedding performances' Fri, May 24, 2024, 03:26 PM
Sonakshi's wish list: ‘Want to do edgy film with Anurag Kashyap, want to work with Rajkumar Hirani’ Wed, May 22, 2024, 11:42 AM
Divya Khossla reveals ‘Savi’ is modern version of the Sati-Savitri story Wed, May 22, 2024, 11:37 AM
Rohit Chandel wraps up ‘Pandya Store’ shoot, says 'every end is beginning of new journey' Wed, May 22, 2024, 11:35 AM
Dan Radcliffe is excited for ‘Harry Potter’ series, talks about guest starring Wed, May 22, 2024, 11:34 AM
Big dream of 'Udaariyaan' star Abhisek Kumar is to play a cop in Rohit Shetty film Wed, May 22, 2024, 11:32 AM
Rohit Saraf, Pashmina Roshan fought like siblings on 'Ishq Vishk Rebound' sets Wed, May 22, 2024, 11:24 AM
Camila Cabello says Buddhism helps her cope with pressures of fame Mumbai Wed, May 22, 2024, 11:21 AM
Jr NTR, 'KGF' director Prashanth Neel team up for next film tentatively titled 'NTR 31' Mon, May 20, 2024, 11:55 AM
Kamal Haasan says 'vote responsibly', drops 'Hindustani 2' new poster to highlight message Mon, May 20, 2024, 11:54 AM