Salma Hayek’s First Kiss: Her Awkward, Funny, and Sweet Story
It’s safe to say that actress Salma Hayek has been kissed many times in various movie roles and, of course, in real life. But her account of the first time she was kissed is alternately sweet and comical.
Get the deets on the 53-year-old’s first lip locking, plus her new movie, Like A Boss.
Hayek loves the message behind ‘Like A Boss’
The actress’ new movie, Like A Boss, which just opened this weekend, has a message behind it of women in Hollywood stepping up, which Hayek says is just what is needed and at the right time.
“What I can tell you is that a lot more women are directing and acting and writing and producing. And there are a lot more movies made about women and for women because the audience was neglected,” the star told Variety this week. “We’re on the right path. And we’re not going to stop.”
Hayek’s on-screen kisses
The Frida star could probably write a tome on the kisses she’s been part of in her telenovelas in Mexico and throughout her film career.
In a 2017 Irish News interview with her The Hitman’s Bodyguard co-star Samuel L. Jackson, Hayek lamented Jackson’s lack of kissing screentime and how all his other co-stars haven’t gotten to experience his kissing prowess.
Hayek herself has kissed a who’s who of co-stars including Colin Farrell, Pierce Brosnan, Matthew Perry, Adam Sandler, and Antonio Banderas.
“I feel bad, because he’s such a good kisser,”Hayek said of Jackson. “I feel bad for the best of the actresses that have been missing out. I feel bad but I feel honored at the same time.”
“In contrast I have kissed almost every actor I have ever worked with and I’ve done I don’t know how many movies. Lately less, I’m sure I will be retiring from the kissing very soon, but I’m always the girl that gets kissed in the movies and I’ve got to tell you that Sam is up there as one of the best ones.”
Hayek’s unforgettable first kiss
The Mexican actress’s account of her first kiss is such a lively one, especially because of all the details she recalls. First kisses will do that, it seems!
“Oh my god, my first kiss was by this river, beautiful river in Coatzacoalcos where I come from. . . . I was 15 years old, and I had this boyfriend for [a few] months, and I wouldn’t kiss him, and he was a little bit older than me, and he said, ‘If you don’t kiss me by the month three, I’m gonna break up with you, because this is ridiculous.'”
“But I was so scared that I wasn’t gonna know how, and so I started doing a survey with all my friends. One of them said, ‘You don’t open your mouth. You just go like this, but with the mouth closed.’ The other one said, ‘No, no, no, no, that’s not good. You have to open your mouth, stick your tongue in his mouth, and then the one round to the right, and then one round to the left.'”
“I was so nervous, and I talked to another friend and she said, ‘Just don’t think about it. Just close your eyes, and make sure that your mouth tastes good.'”
“So, the day that the deadline was coming, and I came up with this idea to start putting honey on my lips at night. So, maybe, it would absorb it, and if he sucked hard enough on my lips, he’d taste it. And so, even if I was not good at kissing, at least I tasted good.”
“So, I did this, he kissed me. I was a natural. I mean, if I had known how little I would have had to worry, and I forgot even that I did this survey. I liked it. I did not want to separate forever.”