Salma Hayek isn’t ashamed to admit that she loves food, wine and is on the brink of “chubbiness.” In fact, the curvy Mexican-born actress recently told “Harper’s Bazaar UK” that the skinny, androgynous look is overrated.
“I am on the limit of chubbiness because I love my food and my wine. It’s not the best for fashion, but it’s good for my mood. I am happy because I eat… The truth is I just don’t have the drive to be the prettiest and the thinnest. I can be happy for other people for their beauty. Learn to be happy for others, and you can never run out of happiness,” Hayek said.
“In recent years, we have had to fight against our genetic nature to look like little boys, to be socially accepted as beautiful. It used to be that a young girl couldn’t wait to grow up and take the shape of a woman. Now our goal is regression, to look younger and like a child. There has not been enough diversity of boy shape in fashion.”
The 46-year-old actress, who is happily married to billionaire François-Henri Pinault, displays her proportionately ample curves in the new movie “Here Comes the Boom.” Hayek stars opposite Kevin James in the comedy which opens in theaters on October 12. Hayek made her splash on the American movie screen in 1995 when she starred opposite Antonio Banderas in “Desparado.” In 2003, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in “Frida.”
Hayek said also in the interview that she doesn’t judge any of her contemporaries who opt for plastic surgery, or spend hours daily working out to maintain a super svelte figure.
“Do I envy Madonna’s body? Yes. Do I thank God that she has it? Yes!” Hayek tells the mag of the 54-year-old Material Girl. “If you’re fifty-something and you look like Madonna, and you put a lifetime’s work in the way you look, then flash it to the world!”