HOLLYWOOD – The Hollywood Walk of Fame star will be unveiled Friday in honor of Salma Hayek Pino for a career that included receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Adam Sandler and Academy Award-winning director Chloe Zhao will join Hayek Pino at the 6:00 pm ceremony at the box office of the TCL Hollywood IMAX Theater.
Hayek Pino and Sandler appeared together in the 2010 comedy Adults and its 2013 sequel Adults 2. Zhao has cast Hayek Pino in the recently released Marvel movie The Eternals.
Due to the coronavirus protocols, there is no longer a dedicated area for fans to witness the Walk of Fame ceremonies. Fans are encouraged to watch the broadcast of the ceremony on the Walk of Fame website www.walkoffame.com.
“Once the pandemic is resolved, we will hopefully return to our normal fan pit ceremonies,” Martinez said.
It is the 2709th star since the completion of the Walk of Fame in 1961, with the first 1,558 stars.
The ceremony will take place five days before the release of Hayek Pino’s latest film, House of Gucci, which depicts the cunning psychic Pina Auriemma, with whom Patricia Reggiani (Lady Gaga) enters into a dangerous alliance after her husband Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver). The head of the family’s fashion house is filing for divorce.
“Pina was a very interesting woman,” said Hayek Pino. “She is clairvoyant. Psychic. She can predict the future. When she and Patricia meet, they immediately connect, and what begins as a professional relationship becomes a very strong and important friendship for both of them. “
Roberto Bentivegna, who wrote the screenplay for three decades of the family saga behind the Italian fashion empire with Becky Johnston, said Hayek Pino “brought real humanity to Pina, a woman who really cares for Patricia.”
“She could play her very cynically, like someone who just uses Patricia for her money,” Bentivegna said. “Instead, Salma and Lady Gaga have developed real chemistry, both on and off screen. It was delicious.”
Hayek Pino was born on September 2, 1966 in Coatzacoalcos in the Mexican state of Veracruz. She began her career in 1988 in the Televisa telenovela “Un Nuevo Amanecer”. The following year, she starred in the Televisa telenovela Teresa, about a beautiful and intelligent young woman desperate to flee a poor neighborhood.
Hayek Pino moved to Los Angeles in 1991, starring in episodes of the syndicated crime drama Street Justice, the HBO comedy The Dream, and the NBC comedy Nurses, before making her film debut in the 1993 drama Mi. Vida Loca ”about young Mexicans and Chicans growing up in a gang-ravaged Echo Park.
Hayek Pino made her film debut in the 1995 Mexican film Midaq Alley, about the inhabitants of the lower-middle-class area of Mexico City.
Hayek Pino began her collaboration with director Robert Rodriguez with the 1995 neo-western action movie Despair. She would later appear in his films From Dusk Till Dawn, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over and The Faculty.
In 2003, Hayek Pino was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Mexican artist Frida Kahlo in Frida, which she also produced.
Hayek Pino received an Outstanding Guest Actress nomination for an Emmy in a Comedy Series in 2007 for her recurring role as Magazine Editor Sophia Reyes in the ABC comedy drama Ugly Betty, which she also produced.
Hayek Pino also played a recurring role as Nurse Eliza Pedrera in the NBC comedy 30 Rock.