Hollywood actress, activist, wife, mother – whichever role SALMA HAYEK PINAULT plays, she does it with unyielding passion. As she channels SS15’s muses in the season’s most dramatic dresses, she talks to LAURA CRAIK about feeling better than ever and why she will always find a way to achieve her dreams
…Hayek Pinault has five films out in 2015… Happy though she is about all of her releases, it is The Prophet that feels closest to Hayek Pinault’s heart, not least because in addition to voicing one of the characters, she produced the film. As one of the biggest-selling books in history (north of 100 million copies in over 40 languages since it was first published in 1923), adapting Lebanese author Kahlil Gibran’s iconic work was a passion project that consumed Hayek Pinault for four years.
“Can I tell you something?” she says. “I cannot find a distribution [company] in London. I can’t find distribution in many places. They think it’s too sophisticated for children. They say it’s too childish for adults. I’ll prove them wrong. Watch me. I’ll show it for free to every school. This is a labor of love. I’ll find a way.”…
…Amazing, talented people [stop finding work] at 32, 33 sometimes! Not so much in London, but in the US it’s crazy…
On the lack of diversity in this year’s Oscar nominations, though, Hayek Pinault is sanguine. “Last year, the Best Director category was won by Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón [for Gravity]. The Best Cinematography category was won by Mexican cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki. This year, one of the Best Picture nominees isBirdman, by Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu. Lubezki is nominated again for Best Cinematography. We have come a long way. Some of the best talent in the filmmaking industry today is Mexican. When I started out, this was unheard of.” (Complete article at the source.)