Salma Hayek: "When You're Mexican, the Closest Thing You Get to Playing a Queen is Queen of the Drug Cartel"

Salma Hayek has been shining bright in Hollywood since the early 90's!

The 47-year-old Mexicana is NewBeauty magazine's Spring/Summer 2014 issue cover star where she's dishing on her latest movie role and what it's like being a Mexican actress.

 "Every single project draws me in for a different reason," Hayek explains in her interview with NewBeauty.

"Right now, I am doing a project that I am very excited about because I am playing a European queen. And when you're Mexican, the closest thing you usually get to playing a queen is queen of the drug cartel," she said laughing. "So for me, this is big."

When it comes to work, Hayek also reveals that family comes first.

"My rule is that I won't be away from Valentina for more than a week," she told NewBeauty. "We do everything like that and we manage.

NewBeauty's Spring/Summer 2014 issue hits newsstands tomorrow, April 1! To catch more from Salma Hayek's interview, click here.

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