Salma Hayek covers Lucky Magazine April 2012 in another of those covers where it’s a wonder what the person’s promoting. In this instance, it’s just an insipid lifestyle piece combing over some boilerplates about her 20s.
There’s a little extra in there about her self-image, seemingly trying to counter the image of pretty billionaire’s wife who’s checklist perfect. It’s another transparent exercise in relatability, but Hayek remains likable. It’s not as condescending and forced a these interviews often become.
On how problems with her skin affected her life: “My skin?! When I was 25 and I left being a soap opera star in Mexico to go try to be a movie star in Hollywood and all of Mexico was laughing at me? And I could barely get work as an extra? You want to talk about bad skin? I had acne. And this acne was so bad, it sent me into a severe, severe depression. Like I couldn’t leave the house. I’d wake up in the morning and lie there and touch my face before I got up, just to prepare myself to look in the mirror!”
On overeating as part of her depression: “The next stage with that sort of depression is food, too little or too much. Guess what I did? I was fat and broken out. I couldn’t leave the house and I couldn’t pay the rent!”
On whether she had botox: “Botox, trust me I’ve been tempted, but I resist! Think about what happens to your muscles, and your skin, if you’re sick and don’t move for a few days. It all atrophies! Plus, if you freeze a muscle in your face, other muscles have to compensate! And once you stop, what does that look like?”
On looking good for her billionaire husband: “If you’re in love with someone, you always want to conquer them anew. Even if we don’t go out, I like to look nice for him. He inspires me. There are men who don’t notice what you’re wearing, and that’s cool. But when you make an effort, François appreciates it so much.” - via Lucky Magazine.