Salma Hayek has revealed that Harvey Weinstein yelled at her for making her appear “ugly” in the 2002 biopic Frida.
Her performance in the role of artist Frida Kahlo earned her acclaim in the form of an acclaim from critics and audiences alike, and also the Oscar nomination for the best actress.
However, the Mexican-born actress has recently revealed how the disgraced producer, who was sentenced to 23 years of prison in March 2020 following being found guilty of rape — was far from amazed after seeing her dressed in outfit as Kahlo.
Hayek, who created the project with Lions Gate Films under her Ventanarosa banner, revealed in an interview released on Wednesday that she’d “shake” after enduring Weinstein’s intimidation
While admitting that she embraced his behaviour “to a degree” as to cope, Hayek said: “I felt okay (when he bullied me). It was okay, I would shake afterward and it was depressing however there was a cartoon element of the whole experience.
“When I would get a call from him up [during the filming the film Fridaand scream “Why are you sporting an unnatural moustache and a monobrow? I didn’t employ you to be ugly!’
“I was like, ‘But didn’t you ever look at a picture of Frida Kahlo?’ If a man was playing Cyrano de Bergerac, he wouldn’t say, ‘What’s with the nose?'”