Salma Hayek on Her Surprising Biggest Fear: "I Suffer From Stage Fright"

This is Salma Hayek like you've never seen her before. The Mexican actress is on the May 2017 cover of Hola! USA, posing with her mom, Diana Jiménez Medina, for the first time. In the interview, hitting newsstands just in time for Mother's Day, the Mexican actress opens up about her surprising stage fright ("I get it really, really bad"), how she fell in love with acting, and motherhood.

"You learn a lot about yourself when you do something for someone else," Salma said about raising her 9-year-old daughter, Valentina. Diana also opened up about raising Salma and how she knew she was going to do "something big in her life." Scroll ahead to read more quotes from their joint interview and see more photos of the adorable mother-daughter duo.

  • Salma on her surprising fear: "I suffer from stage fright. No one would know it, but I get it really, really bad. If you take the camera away and put me in front of an audience, I just die. Once I get onto stage, you can't tell. But then I can't do anything else the rest of the day because I'm so exhausted."

  • Salma on Willy Wonka's world making her fall in love with film: "I went to see Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and it wasn't that I said, 'I want to be an actress,' but rather, 'There is a world where anything is possible. There can be a chocolate river. There are no limitations.' And that's how I fell in love with film."

  • Diana on knowing what Salma was destined for: "I always knew that Salmita would be something big in her life because of her personality, her way of always working for what she wants, but she surprises me. She continues to surprise me more and more. There was one thing that I wanted: that was for Salma to be free to grow up and do whatever she wanted."
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