Report Wire - Salma Hayek receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Salma Hayek receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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It's a humbling experience to play a superhero in your 50s: Salma Hayek on 'Eternals'


WASHINGTON: Actor Salma Hayek has been honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

As per People journal, the 55-year-old actor turned the two,709th movie star to obtain a star on the long-lasting walkway at a particular ceremony outdoors of the TCL Chinese Theatre lately.

During her acceptance speech, Hayek inspired others to “find something to love” as a lot as she has liked cinema over time.

“If you think you aren’t good at it like I did, make yourself good at it,” the ‘House of Gucci’ star informed the gang.

“It doesn’t have to be the movies. Be your best at everything you do,” she added.

“Try to be better. Try to find the joy in what you do. Work hard. Prepare. Don’t care what anybody says. But most importantly, don’t listen to yourself when you bring yourself down,” she continued.

Earlier in her speech, Hayek touched upon among the struggles that she confronted in the beginning of her profession within the Nineties, together with a scary incident in Hollywood the place she was almost stabbed by a stranger.

The actor mentioned a “poor man who was on the floor and was very messed up” tried to assault her after she ignored his catcall whereas exhibiting a pal across the space.

Eventually, Hayek mentioned, a pair of “gentlemen” from the Hells Angels stopped the person and escorted the ladies to their automotive.

“Every time I thought about Hollywood Boulevard, this is what I remember,” the star mentioned on the ceremony. “The truth is that when I went home that night, I said ‘What am I doing here? Nobody wants me. I mean, I almost got killed today.'”

The ‘Eternals’ actor additionally recalled going through racism each in each public {and professional} settings. Hayek recalled one studio telling her, “Why don’t you go back to the (Mexican) telenovelas? You’ll never find a job here,” which she claims occurred “many times.”

“So I said, ‘Nobody wants me here. They want me in my country,'” Hayek remembered telling herself on the time.

Ultimately, she selected to stay it out. “If you ask yourself what gave me the courage to stay, I say it was you because although they didn’t know me, here in Hollywood, the studios, all the Latins that are in the United States knew who I was,” Hayek mentioned. “They understood that I came here with dreams like they did.”

Prior to her acceptance speech, Hayek acquired reward from Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti, Oscar-winning director Chloe Zhao, and actor Adam Sandler.

Sandler known as his ‘Grown Ups’ costar and pal “one of the finest actresses of our generation.” “You are an amazing person,” the comic informed Hayek. “You know, down-to-earth is a good phrase about Salma. She’s nice to everybody … She’s an incredible actress, but honestly the nicest girl.”

Zhao opened up concerning the assist she acquired from Hayek throughout troublesome moments whereas filming ‘Eternals’. The director lauded the Marvel star for being each an “incredible actress” and an individual.

“Salma is a person of incredible talent, depth, and compassion,” Zhao shared.

“She is a woman who is brave enough to pave her own way and never allow anyone to put her in the box,” Zhao added.