Actor Salma Hayek has publicly told about her weekslong, near-fatal battle with coronavirus — and she still has not fully recovered a year later. In a new interview with Variety, the Mexican star recalled isolating herself for seven weeks inside a room at her London home after contracting the coronavirus in the early days of the pandemic.
The Academy Award-nominated actor, 54, required oxygen — but she refused to be hospitalized. Afterward, the directors said that I was the best in the audition and that I was better than who they had to cast and regretted it, Salma said. “But at that time, they knew the studios would not have gone for a Mexican as the lead.” she continued, “If you’re a woman and you are in a very successful movie, and they say you are their favorite character, they will, however, give all credits of the box office to the guy. They don’t count who you are taking into the theaters.” “In my case, I was already a huge star in my country,” she added. “I was bringing the Latino market into the theaters. I know some of the studios knew that. But they did not wanna accept the value of the Latino market at the time.”
Recently, in an interview with Variety, Salma said she had contracted this virus early on in the pandemic and nearly ended up in the hospital. She said – My doctor begged me to go to the hospital because it was so bad, Hayek told the publication. “I said, ‘No, thank you. I would rather die at home.'” Salma said she spent seven weeks in self-isolation at her house and that she was put on oxygen. Even though she is back to work on Ridley Scott’s “House of Gucci,” she said she does not have the energy she once had. Hayek is among the celebrities who have publicly shared their experiences with contracting Covid-19 in the last year.