What We Like: 'Variety' interview with Salma Hayek

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What We Like: 'Variety' interview with Salma Hayek

We love this interview with Salma Hayek in Variety. We are big fans of this talented and charismatic performer, and great supporters of her underrated 2014 animated film Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet which she produced, and was also part of the voice cast alongside Liam Neeson, John Krasinski and Frank Langella.

The production consisted of different directors for each of the film's collective essays, with Roger Allers supervising and credited as screenwriter, while the segment directors included Paul and Gaetan Brizzi, Joan C Gratz, Mohammed Saeed Harib, Thom Moore, Nina Paley, Bill Plympton, Joann Sfar and Michal Socha.

In a 2015 interview with Un Nuevo Dia while visiting Madrid, Hayek described herself as 50% Lebanese and 50% Spanish, stating that her grandmother/maternal great-grandparents were from Spain. Her father, Sami Hayek Domínguez, is a Lebanese-Mexican with his ancestors hailing from the city of Baabdat, Lebanon, a city Salma and her father visited in 2015 to promote Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet.

Read the full story on Variety.

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