Salma Hayek’s poor reviews of President Trump are well-documented, but the actress continues to hold out hope for another member of the First Family: Melania.
The Mexico-born “How to Be a Latin Lover” star – and vocal critic of Trump’s stance on immigration – admits the First Lady remains “a bit of a mystery,” but she believes Melania, an immigrant herself, could offer a unique perspective on America’s pressing social issues if she spoke up more.
Melania has spent the bulk of her husband’s presidency away from the spotlight, rarely giving speeches and continuing to reside in New York as her 10-year-old son Barron finishes school while Trump operates from the nation’s capital.
Hayek has slammed Trump for referring to Mexicans as “Rapists” and criminals, while speculating that his proposed border wall between the United States and Mexico would be far too expensive – and much too geographically unrealistic – to actually get built.
The actress, 50, would love to see Melania inspire a change in her husband’s ways of dealing with people.
“I really think that taking the more elegant and diplomatic way of dealing with things is better than threats and bullying people,” Hayek said.
Despite her political savviness, Hayek – who was briefly an undocumented immigrant after she first came to America – has no intention of ever meeting with the Trumps to discuss the nation’s problems.
Hayek celebrates her Mexican culture in her latest movie, “How to Be a Latin Lover,” in which she stars as a single mother named Sara who takes in her estranged brother Maximo after his wealthy, much-older wife leaves him for a younger man.
Hayek came up with one particularly memorable scene in the movie – due out April 28 – that features her character breaking into a salsa dance with Derbez’s in hopes of lifting their spirits as they work through their own issues.