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Salma Hayek Says Hollywood Has Turned Down Her Comedy For Almost 20 Years Because She Was "Too Sexy"

Updated: Sep 29, 2023

Salma Hayek, a 56-year-old actress, revealed her career as an actress. For almost 20 years, Hollywood turned her down for a comedic role because she looked too sexy for a comedy. Although she previously starred in two 1997 romantic comedies, Fools Rush In and Breaking Up.

But since then, she hasn't touched any more comedic roles until 2010, when she made her first comedic film appearance in Grown-Ups, alongside Adam Sandler, Kevin James, and more. lots She credits Adam Sandler with the opportunity to work there, even though she was in her 40s at the time.

“I've been stereotyped for a long time. I've wanted to do comedies all my life. But they won't let me do it. I've never been offered any roles in comedies. Until I met Adam Sandler who made me do Grown-Ups in 2010, but I was in my 40's by then! They keep saying 'You're too sexy. So you can't have a sense of humor. But it also stops us from being funny, 90s.”

Despite being so stereotyped that he hasn't worked the way he wanted to for a long time, Salma Hayek never felt any anger. “I was just more sad then. But now I'm an actor who can play any kind of movie. At the time of my life they told me that I would expire and would be out of the industry within 20 years, so I stopped being sad. I'm not angry either.”


By Updated May 18, 2023 8.5 am TH

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