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Salma Hayek Talks Aging in Hollywood: 'I Am 50 Years Old! Why Do I Have to Look Good?'

by Desiree Murphy 10:00 AM PDT, August 10, 2017
Photo: Nico Bustos, courtesy of The EDIT, NET-A- PORTER

Salma Hayek won't succumb to Hollywood's beauty standards.

In a new interview with NET-A-PORTER.com's digital magazine, The EDIT, the 50-year-old actress opens up about aging, rocking show-stopping curves and looking good for her husband, François-Henri Pinault.

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Photo: Nico Bustos, courtesy of The EDIT, NET-A- PORTER

"I will sometimes say, 'I am 50 years old! Why do I have to look good? I already got my guy!'" Hayek, who said "I do" to the French businessman in 2009, says about how she finds excuses not to exercise. "But then, I don't want to lose the guy, either."

"I'm not going to lie to you, I would like the curve to go in instead of out in some places, but I love a little curve," she adds of her curvaceous figure. "I love the word 'curvy.' It's artistic. A straight line can be boring."

Photo: Nico Bustos, courtesy of The EDIT, NET-A- PORTER

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While she doesn't seem to be bothered by how her body has changed since getting older and giving birth to daughter Valentina, now nine, The Hitman's Bodyguard star admits there is one difference she's not too fond of -- her eyesight.

"The worst part of the aging process has been my eyes. Not the wrinkles -- the eyes themselves," she reveals. "I'm such a visual person and [now] I cannot read without depending on glasses … It has been really, really sad. The eyes, for me, that's worse than the menopause."

Photo: Nico Bustos, courtesy of The EDIT, NET-A- PORTER

And although Hayek tries to stay as positive as possible, she admits she has her bad days, too.

"When I'm unhappy, sometimes I become a b***h," she jokes. "Sometimes I drink a beer. It works. Sometimes I take a bath. … Another thing that helps is music. I like all kinds. I also meditate. I breathe. But first, I become a b***h."

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