Salma Hayek has revealed that she cried before filming nude scenes with Antonio Banderas for her 1992 movie Desperado. The Mexican American film actress says she cried because she was worried about what her parents would think when they saw her on screen.
“It was my first chance at an American film and I knew I had to take it,” Contactmusic quoted the Mexican beauty as telling The Sun newspaper.
“In Desperado, I had great difficulty doing the love scene with Antonio Banderas. I actually cried,” she said.
“I didn’t want to be naked in front of a camera and kept on thinking, ‘What will my mother and father think about this?’” she added.
Even though the movie became a cult hit and launched Hayek’s career, the 46-year-old actress, who’s English was not so great at the time, admitted that she initially thought the film had flopped and critics were blaming her for it.
“When the movie came out the critics were saying, ‘Salma Hayek is a bombshell’,” she said.
“I was confused because I thought they were saying that the movie had ‘bombed’, as in failed, and it was all my fault,” she added.