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DUBAI: Mexican-American actress Salma Hayek appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” in Los Angeles this weekend wearing a fiery leopard-print suit from Lebanese designer Elie Saab.
The actress, of Spanish and Lebanese descent, appeared on the TV show alongside actor Kumail Nanjiani to talk about their latest film, Marvel’s “The Eternals”.
For the occasion, she looked glamorous in a coordinated Saab ensemble from the designer’s pre-fall 2021 collection.
The animal print wide leg pants featured a single black stripe on each leg, while the fitted blazer sported black lapels and was worn over a sheer black top with a high neck.
The star-studded cast of the film includes Hayek, Nanjiani, Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden and Syrian refugee-turned-actor Zain Al-Rafeea, among others.
Directed by Oscar winner Chloe Zhao, the plot centers around an immortal alien race with superhuman powers who have secretly lived on Earth for thousands of years. The film is slated to hit theaters in November.
Chatting with the Jimmy Kimmel host on Thursday, Hayek revealed why her co-star Jolie had her face smashed in a birthday cake in a video that went viral online in September.
When the show host asked about her 55th birthday celebration last month, Hayek said, “There was no birthday party. All of these people were crashers. said, ‘I don’t want a birthday party this year.’ I had to work all day. Twenty-five people, who I told them there was no birthday party, showed up anyway, ”she said, referring to the party documented in her September Instagram post.
The actress went on to explain that it’s a Mexican birthday tradition to embed a person’s face in their cake – and Jolie was put in charge of this work.
In the video, a group of friends gather around the actress chanting “Mordida! as Jolie buries Hayek’s face in her birthday cake.
“After you’ve blown out the candles, you have to bite,” Hayek explained to Kimmel. “It means a bite to eat. You have to bite the cake with your mouth, without your hands holding on or anything. Then there’s always one that comes hitting you and thrusting your face into the cake.
“We were starting, ‘Mordida!’ She said, ‘What’s going on?’ Hayek said of Jolie’s apparent confusion over tradition, before she had fun and smashed Hayek’s face in the coconut cake.