Like Cara Delevingne and Amanda Seyfried and Rose McGowan, Salma Hayek is adding her perspective to the conversation about being female in Hollywood. (Previous topics covered: the pay gap, the old man/young girlfriend problem, how movies are more male, white, and straight than you thought.)
Speaking with HuffPost Live, the would-be astronaut expanded on her recent AP story, in which she said she “doesn’t really care” that studios aren’t calling her anymore.
“They don’t like somebody who has an opinion on the script,” she said. “They want a girl to come in and be quiet and look pretty and do as the say, and it’s just not in my nature.”
“It’s hard. They go by stereotypes. Sometimes it’s hard to put me in a box. Even though I am so many things specifically and proudly, in their head, I’m not quite the typical Latin woman, in many ways, or the typical Arab woman, or the typical American woman, so it’s hard for them to pin me.”
So what did she do? Produce and act in Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophetherself. BOOM. *slow clap*