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WATCH: Salma Hayek's nude Desperado scene that made her cry
WATCH: Salma Hayek's nude Desperado scene that made her cry | Hindustan Times
Salma Hayek 'cried with fear' during sex scene with Antonio Banderas in film Desperado. Salma Hayek has revealed her breakout role featured a sex scene she wasn't told about, leading her to break down in tears on set because she was so "afraid" to go through with it. The Oscar-nominated actress starred alongside Antonio Banderas in thriller Desperado, with the film going on to become her first big Hollywood hit. But the star says she "doesn't enjoy" the film's love scene given she was shaking with fear and left "sobbing" when asked to do it, after signing on to the project unaware it would be a requirement. Reflecting on the moment she "started to sob" on set during an episode of podcast Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard and Monica Padman, Hayek explained she kept saying to the crew of the scene: "I don't know that I can do it. I'm afraid. Assuring the podcast hosts her panic had nothing to do with Banderas or director Robert Rodriguez, she said she eventually agreed to complete the scene in a closed-set environment.
Desperado tells the story of a vigilante in Mexico named El Mariachi, played by Antonio Banderas , who is looking for vengeance on a drug kingpin who murdered his lover. Together they evade capture, bullets, and death, though not without pain and loss of their own. The film was a breakout role for Hayek, being her first big Hollywood film. Desperado was also a very graphic film, obviously including a lot of violence. In a recent interview on the podcast Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard and Monica Padman, Hayek opened up about her traumatic experience filming the scene.
Hollywood diva Salma Hayek has recalled how her 'Desperado' co-star Antonio Banderas helped her when she started tearing up on the sets of the film and said he is an absolute gentleman. She also detailed her experience shooting the sex scene in the film, directed by Robert Rodriguez. Hayek said that when she landed the role, there was no mention of a sex scene between her character, Carolina, and El Mariachi Banderas in the script. It was brought to her attention after production began. I'm afraid'," she recalled.