Salma Hayek says she was nearly killed in her early career in the United States

Salma Hayek has had a few good ones in the last year. The ‘Frida’ and ‘Um Drink no Inferno’ actress had a nearly two-month battle with Covid-19, when she was almost certain she was going to die, but she also entered the Marvel cinematic universe as a hero – a fact she thought impossible for a 55-year-old star – and has now been honored with a star on Hollywood’s prestigious Walk of Fame. And in her speech, the Mexican revealed that it was not only during the pandemic that her life was a rollercoaster of emotions.

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Upon receiving the honor, Salma was accompanied by her husband François-Henri Pinault; his daughter Valentina; friend and actor Adam Sandler, with whom he was paired in the ‘Gente Grande’ franchise; and Oscar-winning director Chloé Zhao, with whom she worked on the feature film ‘Eternos’, by the Cinematographic Universe Marvel.

During the event, Salma recalled a private and scary moment that happened a few years ago on the same Hollywood Boulevard where it was being celebrated on Friday night. “I remember the studio telling me many times, ‘Why don’t you go back to the (Mexican) soap operas? You will never find a job here.’ And of course, that very night, I almost got killed,” Salma shared with the crowd. “So I said, ‘Nobody wants me here. They want me in my country,'” said the muse. “But I stayed. I stayed,” he celebrated.

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