The actress says that director Robert Rodriguez and star Antonio Banderas were wonderful and total gentlemen, but still, she kept crying the whole time.
Salma Hayek went into detail on Monday about her experience shooting the love scene in her breakout film, Desperado, making it clear that her trauma had nothing to do with the director or the star. The Oscar-nominated actress was dropped by Armchair Expert, a popular weekly podcast hosted by Dax Shepard and Monica Padman.
Among the topics he discusses are Heck’s first big break in Hollywood, the 1995 Desperado, directed by Robert Rodriguez, and starring Antonio Banderas. Hayek has previously noted that he struggled with the love scene but opened up about the situation of Shepard and Paddman.
Thrilled for the role of Tough-a-Nails Carolina in the Columbia Pictures film, Hayek said that there was no mention of a love scene between his character and the banderes El Mariachi in the script.
It was brought to his attention after production started. After telling Shepard and Padman that Rodriguez was his “brother” and that his then-wife, producer Elizabeth Avalon, was his “best friend”, Hayek agreed to perform the scene on a closed set. It will be just four of them. “So, when we were going to start shooting, I started sobbing,” Hayek said, telling the other three people, “I don’t know if I can do it. I’m afraid.”
She continued, “One of the things I was afraid of was Antonio – she was an absolute gentleman and very nice, and we’re still super close friends – but she was very independent. She scared me that it was for her There was nothing. I started crying, and it was like, ‘Oh my God. You’re making me feel terrible.’ And I was so embarrassed that I was crying. “
Hayek clarified several times that Rodriguez and Bundares were “amazing” and Rodriguez “never pressured me,” but still, the moment was very painful and she remembers it aloud.
“I was not going to let go of the towel,” she said. “They’ll try to make me laugh. I’ll shut it down for two seconds and start crying again. But we got through it. We could do better than what we did at the time.”
In the film, Love Scene is performed in Quick Cuts. Hayek said she had one of the best starts and stops. “You can do it when you’re not. But I keep thinking about my father and my brother,” she explained about her obstacle. “And they are going to see it? And are they going to get irritated? Guys aren’t like that. Your father will say, ‘Yes! This is my son!”
Hayek would eventually take his father and brother to see the film, but he said that he left the theater during the scene and when it was over, he said, “You want your father to be proud of you.” Be nothing. ”