Hayek In The House

Salma Hayek at the premiere of Frida in London

by Willow Green |
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Salma Hayek brought a little bit of Mexican heat to a frozen Leicester Square last night when she triumphantly premiered her personal labour of love, the movie Frida. Arriving with director Julie Taymor, Hayek was dressed for the weather as she toured the waiting crowds bedecked in a warm coat over a fantastically flimsy evening gown. And after eight years struggling to get the story of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo on screen as both producer and star, she was over the moon to premiere her project in London. "I love London. I have a lot of friends here," she enthused to Empire Online. And what about the small matter of the six Oscar nominations Frida garnered earlier this week? "Right now, I'm in a daze," she said. "Maybe when I can have a day off or seven hours of sleep, I'll realise really what's happened!" Titus director Julie Taymor was as ecstatic as her lead actress over the recognition afforded by the Academy. "As the mommy of the production, I've got six of my compatriots nominated so I'm thrilled," she told us before giggling about being nominated for Best Song for the end-credits theme she co-wrote with her composer husband. "I'm up there with Bono, Eminem and Paul Simon

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