Kuwaiti authorities banned the latest movie "Frida" by internationally known Mexican movie star Salma Hayek from screening in Kuwait. Kuwaiti authorities explained that the ban came after trying to omit inappropriate scenes out of the movie but found that it was impossible. Officials added that the movie contains many thoughts that do not suit Kuwaiti culture and ethics.
According to the Qatar based, Al Raya, the movie tells the story of a famous Mexican artist named (Galo) who experiences a car accident that leaves her physically challenged, in addition to talking about her relationship with the communist leader Lyon Trotsky and about her addiction of alcohol. In the film, Galo also talks about how the accident changed her life making her loose her unborn child and the failure and pain of her marriage.
Salma was born in 1968 to a Lebanese father and a Mexican mother. She disclosed that she is not suffering from any addiction other than sitting for hours in front of TV screen and her irresistible urge for shopping.
Salma turned heads in Hollywood in the movie Desperado. But this young actress did not just come out of no where. Salma was born and raised in her native country of Mexico. Her first role was in the telenovela Nuevo Amanecer, which led to the starring role in Teresa. For the title role in Teresa, Salma received various awards such as the "Premio TV y Novela" and the "Heraldo," Mexico's Emmy. But soap stardom wasn't enough for Salma, so she left everything in Mexico to start all over again in the US.
Salma's persistence to become internationally known led her to push herself hard and learn to speak English in order to star in Hollywood films. Her devotion quickly paid off when she began to land small roles in sitcoms. Early US roles included guest spots on Nurses, SinBand & Dream On.
Salma's big break was a starring role opposite Spanish actor Antonio Banderas in director Robert Rodirguez's sequel to El Mariachi, Desperado. Soon Salma earned roles in numerous films, including Fair Game, Four Rooms, she stole the show with her vampire antics in the Quentin Tarentino/Robert Rodriguez film From Dusk 'Til Dawn, & can be seen in the current film Fled. –Albawaba.com
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