The actress said she was connected to an oxygen tank for more than a month in fear of dying alone
Mexican star Salma Hayek confessed that her COVID-19 infection was so severe that she thought she would die at home.
In an interview with the Variety medium , the Veracruz actress shared for the first time what her experience was like battling SARS-CoV-2 . She said that she came to think of her own death because of how complicated her case was and how compromised her health was.
She said she was sheltered for seven weeks in a room at her home in the UK, which she shares with her husband and daughter. She was connected for all that time to an oxygen tank and could only wait for the best to happen.
“My doctor begged me to go to the hospital because I was very sick. I said ‘no thanks, I’d rather die at home,’ ”Hayek revealed.
After those difficult weeks, she returned to work last April with the recordings of Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci , where she will have a special role with Lady Gaga and Adam Driver .
So far, Salma assured that she has not fully recovered, as she has not yet recovered her energy, but her participation in Scott’s film has been perfect for her condition. “It was easy. It was the perfect job to do it again. I had started doing Zooms (video calls) in a moment, but I could only do a few because I was very tired, “she confessed.
Hayek plays a clairvoyant, Pina Auriemma, tasked with convincing Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga) to orchestrate the murder of her ex-husband Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver).
The actress did not specify the months in which she was infected, but even last November she shared with her followers on social networks a small clip where she gave an account of the various COVID tests she underwent.
“I’m fed up,” Salma wrote to accompany the images where she was seen undergoing the swab tests, that is, those where a swab has to be inserted through the nostril into the throat.
Her publication soon surpassed 400 thousand reproductions and comments were unleashed from her followers, some of whom wondered why he would have been subjected to such a quantity of tests.
Several months earlier, in March 2020, when the pandemic was just beginning, Salma shared a reflection through networks about what it had meant for her to spend a few weeks in prison.
“I know most of us are trying our best to stay indoors and distance ourselves, but at least we are in this together and thinking of the most vulnerable people,” he wrote in an Instagram post.
Salma Hayek also spoke in the interview about her participation in Eternals , a Marvel movie . She said she was surprised at being chosen to star in a superhero movie, coming to think that they were joking with her or that “she was going to be someone’s mother.”
She assured that it is difficult for a Mexican to play a hero, but it is even more difficult to be a Mexican and a woman . Realizing that “it was a dream come true”, she wanted to share with her followers the new project for which she had been chosen, but could not make it known, as she was one of the first selected.
The woman from Veracruz also said that she has a very personal and “ambitious” project on her hands: she plans to direct a film based on a script she wrote when she was 38 years old . She said that this is the perfect time to carry it out, as even last year it would have been impossible to do so.