In a New York Times essay published earlier this week beg11Dec17 , the Mexican star opened up about the sexual harassment she claims she was subjected to as she attempted to get her passion project made at the beginning of the century. Salma alleged the disgraced movie boss threatened her life and her career when she spurned his sexual requests, including asking her to shower with him, massaging him, and allowing him to perform oral sex on her. And she claimed he attempted to sabotage the movie, in which Banderas portrayed David Alfaro Siqueiros. In her Times op-ed piece, the star reveals she reluctantly agreed to shoot a naked lesbian sex scene with another woman to keep Weinstein happy and save the film. Now, Banderas , who also teamed up with Hayek in Desperado and Once Upon a Time in Mexico , has issued his own statement, offering the actress his support. Her integrity and honesty as a woman and as an actress make me firmly trust her words.
Antonio Banderas: Salma Hayek stayed mum on abuse 'to protect us' from Harvey Weinstein
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We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The now year-old played Carolina in the flick; which told the tale of a gunslinger who became embroiled in a war with a local drug runner. In one sizzling scene, Salma could be seen getting down and dirty with her co-star Antonio Banderas, who played El Mariachi in the film.
Antonio Banderas offers support to Salma Hayek after Weinstein essay
Hollywood beauty Salma Hayek says she cried before shooting nude scenes with Antonio Banderas for her film 'Desperado'. Hayek, 46, who is married to French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault, said she was worried about what her parents would think when they saw her on screen, reported Sun online. In 'Desperado', I had great difficulty doing the love scene with Antonio Banderas.
The actor says he personally called up the Mexican actress after learning of the pain she went through against the movie producer. When he learned about it years after the pair had filmed the Weinstein-produced movie Frida , Banderas picked up the phone and called to ask her why she had never said anything. Hayek was one of the many alleged victims of the disgraced film producer, who had the power to make — or break — a career.