Los Angeles (USA), November 19 (EFE). – Salma Hayek Discover this Friday his star in Hollywood Walk of Fame In Los Angeles (USA) he dedicated this tribute to the audiences who over the decades gave him the “courage” to pursue his dreams and succeed in American cinema.
The Mexican, one of the most important Latin characters in Hollywood, was accompanied by the actor Adam Sandler, with whom she worked in the comedies “Grown Ups” (2010) and “Grown Ups 2” (2013); director Chloe Chow, with whom he collaborated in the latest Marvel movie “Eternals” (2021); and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who is a close friend of the actress.
Hayek’s star is located near the Chinese Theatre, an emblematic cinema on Hollywood Boulevard, and many fans of the Hispanic actress came to watch the ceremony.
Wearing an elegant black dress with a flared skirt, a high neckline, and a silver trim on the top, Hayek said it was a very happy day for her but also a “healing” day from a “terrifying” episode of her past.
The actress explained that she and two of her friends were assaulted on Hollywood Boulevard about two years after arriving in the United States when a man attacked them with a knife.
They fled as best they could and no one helped them until two people managed to limit the attacker.
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“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 night when I came home I said to myself, ‘What am I doing here?'” Nobody wants me to be “here. They almost killed me today”.
“I remember once I went to the movies 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.” Someone grabbed the canteen and my arm, pulled me out of the line and said, “I won’t line up behind a Mexican woman,” he developed the order.
Hayek also noted that studies believed that he would have no place in the United States, and therefore suggested that he return to it Mexico to make TV soap.
“But I stayed here,” he said.
“I want to say to all who are here, dear fans, that you gave me the courage to stay here. Although they didn’t know me in the Hollywood studios, all Latinos in the States knew who I was. They understood that I had dreams like them. These fans With me for 37 years. In difficult times, they gave me courage, “he said.
On the other hand, the actress noted that all people are made of “stardust”.
He concluded, “So when all of you see my star here, I want you to know that because you are all in my heart, a portion of our stardust is here on this site. You are also a part of that star.”
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appreciation from friends
Oscar nominee Best Actress About “Frida” (2002) and that the movie will be released next week.”Gucci House“, from Ridley ScottAt today’s party, he received compliments from his friends.
a) yes, Adam Sandler He affirmed that Hayek is “one of the best actresses of our generation” and praised above all the friendship that they have had since they worked together.
In a somewhat bizarre and humorous speech at times out of tune, Sandler apologized for not being as elegant as Hayek as he attended the event in a very casual style.
The actor got more serious at the end of his speech and said that Hayek was “an incredible person with his feet on the ground.”
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for this part, Chloe Chow Hayek likened her character in the movie “Eternal” Ajak, who is “a leader, a mother and a healer.”
She defended the double Academy Award winner for Nomadland (2020) as “Salma is a character with incredible talent, depth and compassion. She is a woman brave enough to open her own path.”
Finally, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti paid tribute to the Mexican woman in Spanish.
“Salma Malak is in Los Angeles. It’s a representation of our dreams, our stories and our hope,” he said.
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