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Salma Hayek divulges she was not cast in comedy genre for a long time because she was too sexy

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Salma Hayek has an insane fan following, with many often wondering how she has been able to look so gorgeous and sexy despite being in her fifties. The more we get to watch her on-screen, the more it’s fascinating to see a 56-year-old woman making everyone’s heads turn with her hot moves and striking attires.

Debuting with ‘Un Nuevo Amanecer’ in 1988, the TV series made Hayek win first TVyNovelas Award for Best Debut Actress. Since then, the actress has stunned us with her sassy characters in films like ‘Roadracers’ (1994), ‘Desperados’ (1995), ‘54’ (1998), ‘Frida’ (2002), ‘Once Upon A Time In Mexico’ (2003), ‘Eternals’ (2021), ‘House Of Gucci’ (2021) and many more.

But did you know despite earning so much fan following for her bold characters, Salma Hayek has always been quite eager to do a film in the comedy genre as well? Recently in an interview with GQ UK, she revealed that Hollywood had blocked her from doing comedy for nearly twenty years because of her too sexiness.

Hayek shared, “I was typecast for a long time. My entire life, I wanted to do comedy and people wouldn’t give me comedies.” Although the actress has worked in few romantic genre films as well like ‘Fools Rush In’ and ‘Breaking Up’ in 1997, she didn’t get a chance to act in comedy genre until ‘Grown Ups’ in 2010, when she was in her forties.

Hayek shared that she was told by her producers that, “You are sexy, so you are not allowed to have a sense of humour.”

However, Salma Hayek gives all credit to Adam Sandler for giving her the chance to act in the comedy film ‘Grown Ups’ for the first time. She further shared, “I was sad at that time. 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 twenty years I would have been out of business. So I’m not sad, I’m not angry; I’m laughing. I’m laughing, girl.”

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