In a recent interview, Salma Hayek shared her horrifying experience while shooting a sex scene in Desperado. The actress described her feeling of getting off guard when shooting her breakout film role in 1995s Robert Rodriguez’s as Carolina as there was no mention of the sex scene in the script.
In the Armchair Expert podcast, Salma Hayek said that she consented to do the scene with Antonio Banderas on a shut set as Rodriguez was her “brother.” Elizabeth Avellán, the producer at that time, was her “best friend.”
“When we planned to begin shooting, I began to wail sob.” Said Hayek. She further added that she kept repeating to others that “I don’t know that I can do it. I’m afraid.”
” I was afraid Antonio — he was an outright man of his word thus pleasant, we’re still overly dear companions — however, he was exceptionally free. It frightened me that for him, it resembled nothing. I began crying, and he resembled, ‘Good gracious. You’re causing me to feel horrendous.’ And I was humiliated to such an extent that I was crying,” says Salma Hayek.
Salma Hayek praised Rodriguez and Banderas by saying they were amazing and Rodriguez “never put pressure on me,” but it’s just she found the scene to be very challenging to shoot regardless of how much support she got,
“I was not leaving the towel,” she said. “They would attempt to make me chuckle. I would take it off for two seconds and begin crying once more. In any case, we got through it. We did everything with what we could manage at that point.”
“When you’re not you, then you can do it. But I keep thinking of my father and my brother,” Hayek elucidated. “And are they going to see it? And are they going to get teased? Guys don’t have that. Your father will be, ‘Yeah! That’s my son!’”