Latin American actress and activist Salma Hayek talks about power, femininity and the struggle to succeed in AARP The Magazine’s special Hispanic heritage issue

LOS ANGELES, September 28, 2021 / PRNewswire / – On the occasion of Hispanic Heritage Month, AARP The Magazine sat down with the October / November cover star Salma hayek to discuss his inspiring journey, advocacy and career in Hollywood. In a large interview, the 55-year-old Latin American multi-trafficker details her latest projects, both behind and in front of the screen, and the importance of portraying female experiences such as menopause in the most authentic way possible. .

After surviving a fear of death from COVID-19, Hayek returned to the screen with numerous projects including “Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard”, “Eternals” and the upcoming “House of Gucci”. She continues to pursue women-centered narratives with her business, Ventanarosa, as well as undertake other humanitarian and advocacy initiatives. A devoted mother, Hayek also works to instill her desire to help others in her own children.

Here are excerpts from AT M‘s October /November 2021 cover story featuring Salma hayek. The issue is available in homes from October and online now at

To be a humanist:
“I’m a feminist, but that’s not why I work with women. I work with them because I’m a humanist. And if men didn’t have the same human rights, I would fight for them.”

On diversity in the industry:
“We checked the Latino box; we checked the African American box. It’s a recognition that these voices are important, and that I applaud. But I wish we could find a space where people feel, My voice has to do with you too, and your voice has to do with me too. “

On the authentic portrayal of the menopause experience:
“When I was in menopause myself, I asked myself: How come nobody talks about it in the movies?

On his experience with COVID-19:
“I realized that we are so fragile, not just as individuals but collectively. I was thinking more about the global experience than my own personal mortality, because that’s what a pandemic forces you to do. . “

Learn to find the right opportunities and be grateful for each experience:
“I learned every day from every person on the team… even the bad movies gave me so much. They also gave me the humility to say, ‘OK, that’s not going to advance my career. But thank you for letting me pay my rent. ‘”

About AARP
AARP is the nation’s largest non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and over to choose their lifestyle as they age. With a national presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal development. The AARP also produces the most widely distributed publications in the country: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit, or follow @AARP, @AARPenEspanol and @AARPadvocates, @AliadosAdelante on social media.


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