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Salma Hayek: Motherhood Has Changed My Roles In Hollywood!

Thu, October 6, 2011 5:46pm EDT by Add first Comment

Salma, mother of 4-year-old Valentina, dishes in the October issue of Redbook about how her little girl influenced her role in ‘Puss in Boots.’

Motherhood changes a woman in several ways, and when it comes to one of Hollywood’s hottest actresses Salma Hayek — it’s no different.

The 45-year-old mother tells Redbook her daughter Valentina motivated her to play the character of Kitty Softpaws in the Dreamworks Animation film Puss In Boots — which is about the life of the famous sword fighting cat in Shrek.

“I liked the idea of doing a movie that Valentina could see, since there are many I’ve done that she is too young to see, and a few I’d probably never want her to. I’m a watchdog when it comes to what she can and cannot see,” Salma says to the mag.

But don’t worry– this doesn’t mean we will never see her in another action-packed, racy film again.

“‘I’m playing the queen of a drug cartel in an Oliver Stone film,'” Salma tells the mag about her new role in Savages. “‘He asked if I’d gone ‘all soft’ because I’m a mother. I said ‘Yes, but I can be the devil if I need to, because after all, I’m an actress.’”

We’re happy to hear Salma won’t be only be sticking to children’s films, but we’re definitely looking forward to Puss in Boots!

What do you think, Hollymoms? How has your career been changed by motherhood?

— Nicole Karlis

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  3. Salma Hayek’s Daughter, Valentina, Is A Mini-Me!