Salma Hayek detailed her emotional experience filming a sex scene in the film "Desperado" on Monday. A guest on Dax Shepard and Monica Padman's podcast " Armchair Expert, " the Mexican-American actress and producer, 54, said she cried the entire time she shot the "Desperado" love scene with her costar Antonio Banderas. In the Columbia Pictures film, Hayek landed her breakout role as a bookstore owner named Carolina. When she accepted the part from director Robert Rodriguez, there was no sex scene between her character and El Mariachi Banderas in the script, according to Hayek. The Oscar-nominated "Frida" star, who appeared on Mexican soap operas before making a name for herself in Hollywood, said she'd "never done anything like that" before.
Salma Hayek says she cried while filming Desperado sex scene with Antonio Banderas
Why Salma Hayek cried while filming ‘Desperado’ sex scene - Los Angeles Times
The actress said director Robert Rodriguez and costar Antonio Banderas were respectful, but the experience was still traumatic. Salma Hayek is opening up about filming Desperado. The actress said during an appearance on Dax Shepard 's Armchair Expert podcast that she had an upsetting experience while on set for her breakout role. Hayek, 54, was not told that there would be a sex scene between her and her costar, Antonio Banderas , she said. I'm afraid,'" Hayek told Shepard. She continued, "One of the things I was afraid of was Antonio — he was an absolute gentleman and so nice, and we're still super close friends — but he was very free.
Salma Hayek Looks Back on Her Traumatic ‘Desperado’ Sex Scene: “I Started to Sob”
In it, she plays Carolina, a young woman who runs a bookstore cafe in a town where no one reads. Her costar, Antonio Banderas, plays El Mariachi, a revenge-seeking musician who stores guns in his guitar case. The decision to move up north for a career in Hollywood, she said, made her the laughing stock of the media in her native country. In the U. Only she, Banderas and the two producers were present for filming, which had to be done in fits and starts because Hayek cried throughout the process.
Hollywood star Salma Hayek has detailed about her experience shooting the sex scene in the film Desperado, directed by Robert Rodriguez and also starring Antonio Banderas. Mexico-born American Hayek broke out from the action movie in which she played the role of Carolina, a tough book cafe owner who teams up with Banderas' El Mariachi seeking revenge on the drug lord who killed his lover. Hayek, who has previously spoken about how she struggled with the very graphic sex scene, on Monday cleared the air that her trauma had nothing to do with Rodriguez or Banderas. On Armchair Expert, the popular weekly podcast hosted by Dax Shepard and Monica Padman, the year-old actor said when she landed the role, there was no mention of a sex scene between her character, Carolina and El Mariachi Banderas in the script.