Salma Hayek to Present at This Year’s Oscars

Salma Hayekwill be taking the Oscarsstage…

The 53-year-old Mexican actress and producer has been added to the list of presenters for the 92nd annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday.

Salma Hayek

In addition to Hayek, who earned an Oscar nod for her portrayal of iconic Mexican painter Frida Kahlo in the 2002 film Frida, the new additions include Utkarsh AmbudkarBrie LarsonSpike LeeRay Romano, and Rebel Wilson

Previously announced presenters include James CordenPenélope CruzBeanie FeldsteinZack GottsagenDiane KeatonShia LaBeouf, George MacKaySteve MartinKeanu Reeves, Maya Rudolph, Zazie BeetzTimothée ChalametWill FerrellGal GadotMindy KalingJulia Louis-Dreyfus, Lin-Manuel MirandaAnthony RamosMark RuffaloKelly Marie Tran, Kristen Wiig and Sigourney Weaver.

The 92nd annual Academy Awards will be broadcast live on ABC on February 9 from the Dolby Theatre

Salma Hayek to Star in Sally Potter’s Latest, Still-Untitled Film

Salma Hayek is embracing the drama…

The 52-year-old Mexican actress has joined the impressive cast for The Party and Orlando writer-director Sally Potter’s latest film.

Salma Hayek

In addition to the Frida star, the cast for the untitled drama includes Javier BardemElle FanningChris Rock and Laura Linney.

Production is underway in Spain on the feature; it will also shoot on location in New York in January.

The untitled drama follows 24 turbulent hours in the life of father and daughter Leo (Bardem) and Molly (Fanning) as she grapples with the challenges of dealing with her father’s apparently chaotic mental state. As they weave their way around New York City, their ordinary but stressful day takes on a hallucinatory and epic quality as Leo is flowing in and out of several parallel lives; a passionate marriage with his childhood sweetheart Dolores (Hayek) in Mexico; a struggling career as a drummer in Manhattan with his more successful lover, Adam (Rock); and a life of solitude on a remote Greek island, where a chance encounter with two young tourists unmasks some uncomfortable truths.

HanWay Films Vice Chairman Peter Watson commented, “We’re thrilled to continue our relationship with Sally Potter and to help her realise this mesmerising story of one man’s life distilled into a day in New York. We’re also particularly excited to be partnering under a worldwide deal with our colleagues at Bleecker Street who share our taste in cinema.”

Salma Hayek to Star in the Comedy “Limited Partners”

There’s a new partnership in Salma Hayek’s future…

The 52-year-old Mexican actress will star alongside Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne in Limited Partners, the Paramount Pictures comedy that Miguel Arteta will direct from a script by Sam Pitman and Adam Cole-Kelly.

Salma Hayek

Haddish and Byrne play two hard-charging best girlfriends who build a juggernaut company and find their relationship tested when they are made a big buyout offer. Suddenly all the differences that made them the perfect odd-couple partners put them at war, threatening their business and personal relationships.

Hayek plays the executive who makes the buyout offer, and becomes the corporate puppet master pulling the strings in creating acrimony among the partners. That drives the duo into a display of a one-upsmanship fued that gives the comedy shades of Superbad meets Bridesmaids.

It’s a reteaming for Hayek with Arteta, who directed her in the critically acclaimed film Beatriz at Dinner, which earned her an Independent Spirit Awards nomination for Best Female Lead.

Production begins in October.

Hayek, who earned an Academy Award nomination for her starring role in Frida, recently starred in The Hummingbird Project and will reprise her role in The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, the sequel to The Hitman’s Bodyguard.

Netflix Orders Salma Hayek-Produced Original Drama Series “Monarca”

Salma Hayek is on Flix

Netflix has ordered Monarca, an original drama series from Mexico produced by the 51-year-old Mexican actress/producer’s Ventanarosa Productions, Lemon Studios and Michael McDonald’s Stearns Castle.

Salma Hayek

Irene Azuela and Juan Manuel Bernal are attached to star, and production is scheduled to begin in the fall for a 2019 global premiere.

Created by Diego Gutierrez, who also serves as showrunner, and written by Lemon Studios’ Fernando Rovzar, Julia Denis, Ana Sofia Clerici and Sandra García VeltenMonarca will follow the world of wealthy Mexican elites riddled by corruption, scandal and violence. Set in the powerful world of Mexican billionaires, Monarca is a high stakes, multi-generational family saga about a tequila-born Mexican business empire, and the battle that ensues when a member of the family decides to fight the dirty system her family helped create.

“I’m extremely excited to partner with Netflix, and to be working with amazing Mexican talent in front of and behind the camera. We are proud to show Mexico as a vibrant, sophisticated and culturally rich nation, fighting to control its own destiny,” said Hayek.

“Mexico is a top priority for us in which to continue to develop series,” said Erik Barmack, VP International Originals, “and we look forward to bringing the best originals to the world through partnerships with key players such as Ventanarosa and Lemon Studios.”

Added Gutierrez: “This is the definition of a passion project for me. Having been born and raised in Mexico, I’m humbled to have the opportunity to tell this story with Netflix and the incredibly talented team of people we’re assembling, both in the U.S. and Mexico.”

Ventanarosa produced Frida, which earned Hayek nominations for an Oscar, Golden Globe, SAG and BAFTA. Its other titles include Emmy and Golden Globe winner Ugly Betty, animated film Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, The Maldonado MiracleEl coronel no tiene quien le escriba and In the Time of the Butterflies.

 

International Trailer Released for Hayek’s Action Film “Everly”

Salma Hayek is ready to fight mightily everly after…

The first official international trailer for Everly, starring the 48-year-old Mexican actress, has been released.

Salma Hayek in Everly

Hayek says “Yippee-ki-yay” to Japanese mobsters and hired killers in the clip for director Joe Lynch’s ode to Asian cinema and the action classic Die Hard.

Hayek, an Oscar nominee for her performance in Frida, stars as a Yakuza prostitute-turned-informant who must find her inner John McClane and fend off assassins before she can whisk her young daughter away to a new life.

Akie Kotabe and Hiroyuki Watanabe also star in Lynch’s follow-up to Knights of Badassdom. Yale Hannon wrote the script.

Radius-TWC will first debut on iTunes and On Demand on January 23 before it hits theaters on February 27.

Hayek to Make Cameo in “Muppets Most Wanted”

Salma Hayek will be seeing green soon…

The 47-year-old Mexican actress will be sharing screen time with Kermit the Frog; she’s signed on to star in next year’s Muppets Most Wanted.

Salma Hayek

The Frida star’s latest role has thrilled her six-year-old daughter Valentina.

“I have a very little cameo,” Hayek told reporters at the BAFTA Awards. “But I’m very excited because I’m [Valentina’s] hero now.”

Although Hayek’s exact role hasn’t been disclosed, here’s hoping that she shares scenes with Miss Piggy.

The Most Wanted has a cast list that includes Tina Fey, Lady Gaga, Usher and Celine Dion.

Hayek Participates in Got Milk? Campaign for Third Straight Year

Salma Hayek’s still got milk

The 46-year-old Mexican actress is taking part in the Got Milk? campaign for the third straight year.

Salma Hayek's Got Milk? Campaign

In Hayek’s latest ad to promote milk consumption, the Frida star serves breakfast to who appears to be her young daughter Valentina while wearing a bathrobe and curlers.

Hayek, the best-dressed Latina at this year’s Academy Awards, touts the nutritional value of milk and says it’s important that her family start the day with a good breakfast.

In a separate interview taped during the filming of the commercial, Hayek says that her multiple occupations and the fast pace of life make it difficult to serve a daily balanced breakfast.

So “one of the ways I make sure my family has a nutritious breakfast is including milk, especially for my little one,” added Hayek, who recently joined the Chime for Change women’s campaign.

Hayek: The Oscars’ Best-Dressed Latina By a Neck

In a night that saw few Latina luminaries on the red carpet at this year’s Academy Awards, Salma Hayek managed to represent the entire community in fine fashion…

The 46-year-old Mexican actress, who served as a presenter at this year’s Oscars, even stood a neck above a majority of Hollywood’s starlets with her golden collar.

Here’s a look at the night’s best-dressed Latinas:

Salma Hayek at the Oscars

Salma Hayek

Hayek, who earned an Oscar nomination for her performance in Frida, wore a deep midnight blue velvet Alexander McQueen gown with a dramatic collar. The heavily embellished halter neckline, dripping in gold, was reminiscent of the ones worn in the 1990s.

Hayek completed her look with the label’s gold skull box clutch and her hair in bold bun.

Zoe Saldana at the Oscars

Zoë Saldaña

She may be appearing in Star Trek Into Darkness in the near future, Zoë Saldaña there was nothing bleak about her Oscars gown. The 34-year-old Dominican/Puerto Rican actress turned heads in a gorgeous Alexis Mabille Couture dress.

Saldaña completed her look with Neil Lane jewelry, Roger Vivier shoes and a Salvatore Ferragamo clutch.

Helena Bonham Carter at the Oscars

Helena Bonham Carter

Known for her quirky style, Helena Bonham Carter wore a gown from her go-to designer, Vivienne Westwood.The part-Spanish actress, who performed with the cast of Les Miserables during the show, chose a simple black, grey and white dress.

Hayek to Present at This Year’s Oscars Ceremony

Salma Hayek has a date with Oscar

The 46-year-old Mexican American actress, an Academy Award nominee for her performance in Frida,  has been added to the list of presenters at this year’s Oscars.

Salma Hayek

Hayek, who will next appear in Grown Ups 2, joins Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson and John Travolta as most recent additions to the presenters list.

The Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 24 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center.

The ceremony will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane.

Hayek Endorses LA Mayoral Candidate Eric Garcetti

Following in Eva Longoria’s Obama-size footsteps, Salma Hayek is throwing her support for a candidate in the race for Los Angeles mayor…

The 46-year-old Mexican actress appears in a video released by Los Angeles City Councilman Eric Garcetti showing the Oscar-nominated star of Frida endorsing the former council president’s mayoral aspiration.

Salma Hayek

In the video, Hayek calls the candidate “an amazing dancer,” “a great chef,” “a good gardener,” “a professor,” and “a fierce activist.”

Garcetti has recently stressed his own Latino heritage in efforts to garner support from the city’s Hispanic community, and Hayek’s backing may help in that regard.

The video comes on the heels of Sunday’s announcement that Moby, Jimmy Kimmel and Will Ferrell will appear with Garcetti for a fundraiser at the Fonda Theater on February 7. Tickets for that event are priced at $250 apiece.