Salma Hayek Says She Wasn't Casted for Two Big Roles Because She is Mexican

"The Roads Not Taken" Press Conference - 70th Berlinale International Film Festival

Salma Hayek is opening up discrimination she faced as a Mexican actress in Hollywood. In her cover story in Variety she mentioned how she was turned down for two big comedy roles because of her race.

"Afterwards the directors told me that I was the best audition and that I was better than who they cast and the they regretted it. But at time , they knew the studios wouldn't have gone for a Mexican as the lead," said Hayek.

She also continued "In my case, I was already a very big star in my country. I was bringing the Latino market into the theaters. I know some of the studios knew that. But they didn't want to accept the value of the Latino market at the time."

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