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Hayek: My daughter's proud of me

Published 31/10/2011 | 12:56

Salma Hayek says she hopes the film reaches a new generation of fans
Salma Hayek says she hopes the film reaches a new generation of fans

Salma Hayek has revealed she had to pause for thought before telling her daughter about her role in Puss In Boots.

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The actress, who voices tough and streetsmart Kitty Softpaws in the Shrek spin-off movie, admitted her initial concerns about telling all to four-year-old Valentina were soon put aside.

"You know, I was worried about that because it's like telling your child about Santa. She really thinks there are cats there," she told Collider.

"I thought I had some time, but before I could say anything, my character came on in the previews and she said, 'Oh, my gosh, mummy, that cat sounds just like you!' So, I said, 'Well, actually, it is me'. I had to explain to her that it's not real. It's drawings in the computer, and then you talk [for the character]."

She added: "She was confused for a couple of days, but now she's so proud of me."

Salma hopes the role will introduce her to a new generation of audiences.

"I sure hope so! The ones who discovered me a long time ago, don't want to go to the movies any more. I need a new generation, or else I'll die," she joked.

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