Salma Hayek Says She’s A “Pushy” Mom

According to Salma Hayek, she’s one of the pushy moms out there, but that’s not a bad thing! The celebrity mom opens up to Canada’s More Magazine, where she talks about her body image, her style, and of course, motherhood. Here are some highlights:

On not worrying about being thin: “I’m not a skinny girl. I push it. I’m at the limit of chubbiness at all times, but I’m happy at all times.”

On her weakness for food: “Everybody has a weakness. Mine is food. If you love food and you love red wine and they put you in France, you’re in a good place and you’re in a bad place at the same time. You have to weigh yourself every day, and you have to have an alarm number. When you get to that number, you have to start putting it in reverse.”

On making it as an actress: “I was smart enough to realize that [Mexican soap opera] was not good acting, and I wanted to be a really good actress. I started from the bottom all over again. I was prepared to be unknown, but I was not prepared to be rejected so many times and to be made fun of because I came from a Mexican soap opera. It was almost like, ‘How dare you think you can be an actress here?’ Like I was a stupid person for considering that possibility. God, we set them straight!”

On the happiness she feels in her 40s: “I feel more relaxed. I don’t have to prove something. I don’t have that urge of ‘Something’s missing, gotta get out there and find it somehow.’ I was always dreaming big, but my life is better than anything I dreamed.”

On whether she’s a pushy mom: “I make an effort to be laid back and often I want to give her space, and then I catch myself doing things. In Paris I had a birthday party with a piñata with kids, who were Mexican, they were boys and they were older. She was really concerned she wouldn’t be able to take a candy when the piñata broke. I said, ‘Don’t worry’. When the piñata broke, she couldn’t get in, I was pushing them, trying to get in. And then I caught myself and I thought, ‘I’ve turned into one of those mothers!’ I moved away. I think I’m a bit of both. I think we all are.”

Valentina’s Olympic dreams: “She’s into the gymnastics because of the Olympics. It’s amazing how she points her toes, like a little bird or something. She’s doing it every day.”

Photos by More Canada

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