”I Was Always Borderline Chubby, Because I Like My Food”- Salma Hayek For Net-a-Porter’s The Edit

Extremely talented actress Salma Hayek slayed on the cover of Net-a-Porter’s The Edit Magazine, the 48 year old looks absolutely amazing! Check out excerpts from the interview below;

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On her husband Francois-Henri Pinault,: “I wasn’t a fashionista. I was surrounded by fashionistas who made fun of me because I didn’t care,” Hayek said. “And when I started going out with François, they said, ‘How did you of all people land this guy? You don’t care about fashion.’ And I said, ‘You know what? That was probably refreshing.”

On exercising: “I never exercised my whole life, but now I do yoga. I was always borderline chubby, because I like my food and, frankly, I like my wine. I have to say, I’m pushing 50 but I feel great. I looked worse in my youth! I’m in good shape right now.”

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On the keys to her successful marriage: ”it is important to find a husband who “supports” and has “more balls than you.” The actress mused: “They should never make you feel bad or insecure.”

On Hollywood’s problem with ageism, especially when it comes to female actors: “This is by far the busiest I have been in my life. The funny thing is that I really don’t even understand how [it all] came about. Maybe because when you don’t want something as much, you’re not desperate. You will see some of the best work of my life this year, because I’ve had the opportunity; because [the directors] gave me the roles. If you think about it, I’m limited by the way I talk and by the way I look. I’m 48 years old. Amazing, talented people [stop finding work] at 32, 33 sometimes! Not so much in London, but in the US it’s crazy. Also, for those who have never seen me in person…I’m quite short. I have an overly… wavy body. I’m not like the girl next door who is easy to cast. I don’t fit into any of the stereotypes of a woman that should continue to work.”

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On feminism: “We’re constantly scrutinized, so we learn to be hard on ourselves because everybody is hard on us, even our children, because we are the ones who are there all the time, providing that attention. In the workplace, men get better paid. They are more easily promoted than [women]. In order to be considered a good wife or mother, and in the workplace, the expectations are so high. We have to be more demanding in the workplace. We need to be more assertive in that department, and stand our ground in our own homes, and teach our children to give us a break and be more appreciative.”

Picture Credit: The Edit Magazine