Por Pía Velasco and Thatiana Diaz
Marzo 14, 2017
Salma Hayek
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Age is definitely just a number for Salma Hayek, who never seems to grow older. Now, the Mexican actress is speaking up on her decision to age gracefully. “I don't believe in Botox because your face doesn't move,” Hayek tells Dujour and reaffirms her stance that beauty and plastic surgery do not necessarily go hand in hand. “and it's something you have to do for the rest of your life, more and more every time.”

She partly attributes to the fact that she is aging naturally to why she was given the opportunity to play the character of Beatriz in her next movie, Beatriz at Dinner. “At some point, [director Miguel] Arteta has the camera on my face for a long period of time. I thought people might find it boring: I had no makeup and it was badly lit on purpose. But I felt liberated to look ugly—imagine the freedom. You don't have to spend time in hair and makeup. If you didn't sleep the night before, you don't have to mask it. It was so lovely. I would never have gotten the role of Beatriz if I had done something to my face,” the actress shares.

Hayek, 50, also reveals that her husband François-Henri Pinault is also an influence in her decision to stay away from needles. “Listen, if there was something you could do that would keep you looking good, I would do it. But I'm in love with my husband, and I want to look like a lovely lady when I'm 70. I want him to see me and think, ‘Okay, my girl is old now, but there's still beauty there.”