Salma Hayek On Motherhood, Body Image

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With her new film Here Comes the Boom set to hit theaters on October 12th, Salma Hayek covers the October 2012 issue of Canada’s More magazine. The actress, 46, opens up about her 5-year-old daughter Valentina, motherhood, and being “at the limit of chubbiness at all times.”

On whether she’s a pushy mom: “I make an effort to be laid back and often I want to give her space, and then I catch myself doing things. In Paris I had a birthday party with a piñata with kids, who were Mexican, they were boys and they were older. She was really concerned she wouldn’t be able to take a candy when the piñata broke. I said, ‘Don’t worry’. When the piñata broke, she couldn’t get in, I was pushing them, trying to get in. And then I caught myself and I thought, ‘I’ve turned into one of those mothers!’ I moved away. I think I’m a bit of both. I think we all are.”

On Valentina: “She’s into the gymnastics because of the Olympics. It’s amazing how she points her toes, like a little bird or something. She’s doing it every day.”

On her 40s: “I feel more relaxed. I don’t have to prove something. I don’t have that urge of ‘Something’s missing, gotta get out there and find it somehow.’ I was always dreaming big, but my life is better than anything I dreamed.”

On not worrying about her waistline: “I’m not a skinny girl. I push it. I’m at the limit of chubbiness at all times, but I’m happy at all times. Everybody has a weakness. Mine is food. If you love food and you love red wine and they put you in France, you’re in a good place and you’re in a bad place at the same time. You have to weigh yourself every day, and you have to have an alarm number. When you get to that number, you have to start putting it in reverse.”

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