Salma Hayek Desperado sex scene: Actor Salma Hayek talked about the uncomfortable experience she had while filming an intimate scene in 1995 film named Desperado.
The actor appeared as a guest on Dax Shepard and Monica Padman’s podcast named Armchair Expert, she revealed that she was crying the entire time shooting those scene in 1995.
The film directed by Robert Rodriguez gave Hayek her breakout role, she played the character of a bookstore owner, Carolina. According to Hayek, there were no sex scenes discussed in the script. She said that the scene was demanded by the Columbia Pictures studio after they saw the chemistry between Hayek and her co-star Antonio Banderas. Hayek said, ” I had a really really hard time with that.”
Hayek revealed that she had “never done anything like that” before and she agreed to do it because the scene was being shot in a closed set with her co-star, film director and director’s then-wife Elizabeth Avellan who was also the producer of the film.
Hayek said, “When we were going to start shooting, I started to sob.” She continued that her co-star Antonio scared her the most because according to her he was an” absolute gentleman and super nice”. She revealed that the two are still good friends. ” So it scared me that for him it was like nothing,” she added.
She also shared that the director, producer “never put pressure” on her and that were all “amazing”.
Even now, Hayek said that she doesn’t enjoy watching that scene in Desperado because of how “embarrassed” she felt while filming it. “I was not letting go of the towel. They would try to make me laugh and things and take it off for two seconds but I’d start crying again,” Hayek said.
“When you’re not you, you can do it. But I kept thinking of my father and my brother,” she added.
Hayek also revealed that she had to escort her family members out of the theatre when the sex scene came and then bring them back after it. Hayek has spoken about giving more agency to women in films in her 202 interviews. She said that “That’s evolved considerably—and very fast. In the last couple years, it’s been really drastic,” she said, adding, “I’m not saying there’s no more work to do.”
Hayek went on to say that women are still underpaid because “its hard to adjust when they’re used to paying you something.”
” Your wealth, of course, is not as big as the guys. And now [the industry] is struggling because they didn’t support the filmmakers, the writers, the people behind [the camera],” she added.