Salma Hayek covers InStyle Magazine July 2012 wearing a corset that seems to be constricting her ribs and intestines. Unless that’s just more abusive Photoshop pulling her into preternatural proportions.
In any case, she looks beautiful, as she does in every shoot. Even though this preview from InStyle is a little scatter-gun. The cover seems to be far softer, more Spring/ Summer, than the (somewhat) autumnal spread, also below with video.
On having such a busy work and home life: “As a working woman, you still have to do all the things you do in your everyday life and, you know, it adds up and gets to be a lot… I have created a very happy, healthy environment. This is who I am, and this is what I’m about. When a job is over, I go home to my life. Everything in my life right now is happiness.”
On her daughter, Valentina: “This morning I was feeling jet-lagged. I was still in bed when I heard somebody run into the room. Valentina jumped on my bed and hugged me, and I go, ‘What are you doing? You scared me!’ She started giggling and said to me, ‘You desperately needed my energy.’ I was so surprised she said that. A 4-year-old! And she’s holding me, and it’s so beautiful, and she was so right!”
On her husband, Francois-Henri Pinault: “He’s very romantic, and so am I. What’s really romantic are the moments that are unexpected. You can fly somewhere overnight to make [being together] ‘important,’ but it’s the little things of everyday life that count. Sometimes a laugh can be very romantic, or taking care of the other person and being generous with each other.”
On traveling with a young child: “We’re lucky because she loves traveling. For her it’s second nature. If I put her in a school in Spain because I’m doing a movie there, she’s excited about this new experience with other kids and the teachers. And when she leaves, she does so with no sorrow. She remembers them and talks about them and loves them, but she doesn’t have the anxiety or sadness, none of that.” – via InStyle Magazine.