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Salma's Ready For Motherhood

Salma's Ready For Motherhood

Salma Hayek has a lot of big changes headed her way - she's engaged to be married and pregnant with her first child. While we were initially shocked to get all of this news at once, Salma has obviously been planning for a family for quite awhile. In the May issue of Marie Claire, Salma talks about the challenges she faces as a woman and as a Latina. Here's more:

On Being Pressured into Motherhood: "I think it's terrible women are put in that position. Motherhood is not for everyone--it is for me, but there's no reason women should feel rushed to have a child. I don't know if you've noticed, but society thinks if you don't have children, you've failed as a woman, even if you are CEO of a company. You've got to be beautiful, smart, skinny, tall, rich, successful at your job, married to the right guy--and have genius children."

On Coming to Hollywood as a Latina Woman: "I thought I was coming to this amazing place, where projects would just fall out of trees. I was quite shocked to read the scripts being made. I started out in Hollywood at the same time as Jennifer Lopez. Before us, Latinas only had roles that were part of the backdrop, as the maid or the prostitute. We changed that. Of course, you're always looking for those Meryl Streep parts, but I am grateful for the things I did."

Salma is such a strong and independent woman with a good head on her shoulders. We bet she will be a great mom and role model to that lucky little baby who will also be fashionably dressed thanks to her Daddy. Salma also has a new movie in theaters now called Lonely Hearts with co-stars, James Gandolfini, John Travolta and Jared Leto. It is an interesting group and the trailer is actually surprisingly entertaining. Check it out here.

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PinkTulip PinkTulip 10 years
Salma hit the jackpot with that fiancee! Gucci!!! mmm....
JKe895 JKe895 10 years
I like Selma over J.Lo
mar mar 10 years
Penny is not mainsream in the states. Yes, she is famous, but Jlo was mentioned because she is an entrepeneur like Salma.
labellelabete labellelabete 10 years
her, J.Lo and Penelope Cruz are incredible role models to young women, hispanic or not. I look up to them, they all have great careers :)
nycgirl nycgirl 10 years
I can't believe her fiance/sugar daddy just made her a CEO of one of his smaller businesses. Beautiful, yes, good actress, yes, but CEO??? Pure depotism on this one.
aprild aprild 10 years
Cool lady, not a good hairstyle on the cover though. I'm glad she's a woman in Hollywood with actual curves!! She's got a great look. (Minus the hairstyle on this cover!)
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
Thanks, kscincotta. I swore I remembered that. Maybe they've made peace and she can appreciate what JLo has done, even if it's not quite on the same level as her and Penelope artistically.
jmast jmast 10 years
What she said is so true about her and Jennifer Lopez. Yeah, maybe Jennifer made Maid in Manhattan but she was the headliner, not an extra.
kscincotta kscincotta 10 years
Yes, Jennifer76, they did, because interestngly, Salma didn't consider J Lo to be a true Latina. That's why I'm so surprised that she name checked J Lo and not Penelope, who's supposedly one of her BFFs (although she's Spanish, not Latin) or America Ferrara or somebody like that.
dance_allnite dance_allnite 10 years
She's a beautiful, intelligent woman who I'm sure is gonna be a great mother.
PrissyLilBadAss PrissyLilBadAss 10 years
She is such a talented woman and is so beautiful (not based on the bangs!). She is so going to be one of those super gorgeous pregnant women! "Party like a rock star, pound like a porn star, play like an all star!"
VaneM77 VaneM77 10 years
I love Salma! She's gorgeous and smart! I'm sure she is going to be a wonderful mother! And I agree that she probably is taken more seriously in Hollywood then J-Lo but I have nothing bad to say about Jennifer especially after I saw her on AI the other night! I love her as well!
Beautifulbarbie Beautifulbarbie 10 years
She is okay.
mar mar 10 years
I have always liked her, she has always come accross as being very bright and creative. I do think it is funny when someone as gorgeous as her talks about girls feeling they need to look perfect, she is probably one the top 5 best looking woman in Hollywood. I do think her and J-Lo made latina actresses more mainstream, it was really until the mid to late nineties that latinas ( not mixed like all american Cameron)never really got the leading role in a movie unless it was to be a typecast. I do think she is way more talented then J-lo. J-lo,. honestly , would be nothing without her looks and style.
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
Salma has come a long way and always seems to pick good roles.
miss915 miss915 10 years
hot....usualy she looks dumpy
ilove2ski ilove2ski 10 years
No more bangs like that. ITS 2007! ..If you see us in the club we'll be acting real nice if you see us on the floor you'll be watchin all night..
misspoli misspoli 10 years
Salma is a wonderful actress and beautiful woman. I´m happy for her! Congratulations, Salma!!! ************************************************************* "To be or not to be: That is the question!" William Shakespeare
anaisethenry anaisethenry 10 years
I love Salma, it might have something to do with the fact that she actually is Mexican (like me) and has that cute, sexy accent when she speaks (which I don't :( ). It's really great that she has put herself out there and done so much to represent latinas in such a positive light. She has created roles for herself and broken the mold. I remember back in HS, I wanted to go into acting, but I felt shotdown seeing that so many great roles are "white roles". We did several plays at school like Our town and Treasure Island, for the first, I ended up as the professor with glasses and the other, I was a doctor, both small roles, but they certainly couldn't have a Mexican looking girl as the lead in Our Town... In any case latinos are letting their voices be heard and it's great. Sure Ms. Lopez has an accent when she speaks Spanish, but she's got the spirit and vibe of a Latina. :) Oh and Salma, congratulations! I can't wait to be a mother myself. I'm sure she'll be a wonderful mom and role model for her child.
sailing-chick sailing-chick 10 years
She is a great role model for anyone to aspire to be like. She seems like such a lovely person
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
Didn't Salma and JLo have a bit of a feud back in the day? I remember *somebody* complaining about JLo not being a "real" Latina because she didn't even speak Spanish, or something like that...? Anybody else?
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
I hear what she's saying. JLo may have picked lighter fare than Salma, but she has played the leading role in a lot of films. And there weren't a whole ton of Latina actresses who did that before her and Salma. On a side note, watching JLo on American Idol made me like her so much more as a person than I had before. She seems like a real sweetheart.
diva_22 diva_22 10 years
Andaman and JessNess, I agree with you completely. SH is beautiful, intelligent, and a wonderful, talented actor. J-Lo is not even in the same league.
andaman andaman 10 years
She is definately my role model. Any non white women who have made it in hollywood deserve respect.
andaman andaman 10 years
I think she is very very smart. She hits the nail right there about how society puts pressure on us to become a mother. We breed, clean and cook but we don't get paid for it ! And they think it's stupid to ask for money for housework!!!!
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