Salma Hayek is the April 2019 cover star of Town & Country, on newsstands March 12.
Hayek is gearing up for this month’s thriller The Hummingbird Project (in theaters March 15th) where she plays a trading tycoon who finds herself in competition with a former employee (Alexander Skarsgard) and his cousin (Jesse Eisenberg) as they battle to control a technology that could make its owner a fortune.
Inside her T&C cover story, the 52-year-old Oscar-nominated actress opens up about her marriage to fashion magnate François Henri Pinault, the joys, and struggles of Instagram, Harvey Weinstein, motherhood, and plastic surgery.
On her character in this month’s thriller The Hummingbird Project (in theaters March 15): “They’re rare. And if you’re Mexican they’re practically nonexistent.”
On the joys and struggles of Instagram: “Funnily enough, I have 8.6 million followers…doing it on my own! I remember my first Boomerang. I did it, but it was without my head, and I got so frustrated I just posted it. I said, ‘Sorry, guys. I tried but I really can’t get it.’”
On her husband, François-Henri Pinault and what she keeps private: “[Pinault] is the best husband in the world. I get to be who I am with him, and I don’t feel that somebody tries to limit me. I’m not going to tell you [how we met]. It’s such a romantic, amazing story, but it is mine. I don’t want to vulgarize it by making it into a story to make myself interesting.”
On those who were surprised when she married Pinault: “A lot of people are very shocked that I married who I married. And some people are even intimidated now by me. But it’s another way of showing racism. They can’t believe this Mexican ended up in the life that she has, and they’re uncomfortable around me.”
On Harvey Weinstein’s discrediting her story following her 2017 New York Times article: “There is a theory that women of color are easy to discredit.”
On becoming a mother at age 41: “I think I’m a better mother because I had her [Valentina] later. But I do get tired, I’m not going to lie.”
On plastic surgery: “I haven’t done an-y-thing.” Images courtesy of Town & Country. (source)