Salma Hayek

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You gotta love Salma Hayek's realness.

The actress got candid when asked about her body confidence during an interview. "Well I'm entering my fifties, so your body confidence at this age is not that good. It depends on the day, for everybody," Hayek said to InStyle UK. "There are some days where you're like, ‘This is it. This is it, and let's love it!' And there are days that you go, ‘This cannot be it! This can't really be it?' So I think it's like this all the time."

When it comes to confidence, clearly, Hayek exudes it. She thinks feeling like a queen has a lot more to do with how you view yourself. "You have to get up and become your own work of art; from the moment you put yourself together," the actress said. "Celebrate who you are and celebrate life and know that this is your experience."

The 49-year-old star's daughter Valentina Paloma Pinault might have a future in directing. In her new film Tale of Tales, Hayek plays a queen. But the gig wasn't all that glamours, in a gruesome scene, the actress eats a heart. "It was terrifying I remember biting into one time and feeling something warm in my mouth and I asked, ‘What is this?' They told me it was spaghetti. But you know who saved me? My daughter," Salma said. "She was six at the time and she was watching the monitor and she saw that I was gagging. We were going over and over and she said, ‘Mom, I'm looking at the shot. When you're eating in this part of the heart, you see your mouth, but in the back you don't. So you can take it from here and spit it out in the back.'"

"A young director in the making?" Joshington Hosts, InStyle UK's resident vlogger, asked.

"Yea, try living with that. She still tries directing me every day," Hayek joked.

Seems like Valentina is following in her mother's footsteps, and that's a good thing! 

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