Few Mexican actresses come to Hollywood with the determination that Salma Hayek had, and still less do they succeed in being nominated for an Oscar as Best Actress. She did it with “Frida,” and the nomination rewarded the efforts of this actress born in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, and honored her for going beyond the limits set by her origins and even her own beauty. Hayek at 38 still wants to do more, and besides her career as an actress, the voluptuous Mexican alternates her work with directing and producing, a field in which she has brought the series “Ugly Betty” to life.
Q. What do you read?
A. I’m reading four books at the same time. Many of them are for film projects but there is also one that America (Ferrera) gave me: “The Immortal” by JJ Dewey.
Q. What book has influenced you?
A. “Ramtha: the White Book,” by Ramtha, J.Z. Knight, because when you love what you are, there is nothing that can’t be conquered or achieved.
Q. An author?
A. Richard Bach. His “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” has become part of my life and I have just read one of his latest works, “Messiah’s Handbook: Reminders for the Advanced Soul.”
Q. How would you encourage people to read?
A. By reminding them that it’s a way to be free because it affects the imagination of the reader, who makes it his own. A book also teaches you to travel through time.