I don’t know where Salma Hayek disappeared for the past ten or so years, but I’m glad to learn she’ll be back this year, 2014, with three movies and a TV movie (and some voice acting). I see she’s been doing a lot of TV lately, 30 Rock among other things.
I watched Salma Hayek as Frida on TV recently, even though I had seen the movie before (also on TV). In the meantime, I had bought two books about Frida’s life, and rediscovered her voice outside her paintings and this movie about her. I also rediscovered Alfred Molina, who plays Diego Rivera in the film Frida, while watching Am Education (2009) and Chocolat (2000), both for a second time. It was a pleasure to see him in Frida. He’s truly a magnificent actor.
As the movie neared its end, I saw behind the makeup Geoffrey Rush playing Trotsky. It was a nice surprise, especially after seeing his wonderful work in The Book Thief (2013).
But the star of the movie was, no doubt, Salma Hayek, who probably gave here the best performance of her career.