Salma Hayek Not Wanted By Hollywood Studios?
Salma Hayek is an Oscar-nominated actress but says Hollywood studio’s no longer want to work with her.
Salma Hayek gave a powerful speech about sexism in Hollywood at Variety's Power of Women luncheon Friday. (Photo : Getty Images)
Salma Hayek says that Hollywood executives are not knocking on her door as often, but that is perfectly fine with her. "I think they don't want me, but I don't really care," says the Oscar-nominated actress.
These days Hayek is concentrating on projects that are more meaningful to her. Her new passion project is an animated film adaptation of Lebanese writer Kahlil Gibran's 1923 book of prose poetry, "The Prophet,"according to the Associated Press. Hayek serves as a producer on the film and also lends her voice to the project.
"It's meaningful. It's hopeful. It's uplifting. It's respectful. It honors children," Hayek says. "Many people tell me, 'But they are not going to like poetry.' Children love poetry. That's why we have the nursery rhymes and then we don't give it to them anymore. It's their first language. They think in metaphor."
Hayek is particularly inspired by her seven-year-old daughter Valentina. "I didn't think she would like the movie, but she was actually quite moved by it and surprised by it. She was so inspired that after we walked out, she wrote a beautiful poem," Hayek tells Entertainment Weekly.
"The Prophet" comes out August 7 and boasts an all-star cast including Liam Neeson, Quvenzhané Wallis, John Krasinski, Frank Langella and Alfred Molina.
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