Salma Hayek: ‘The worst part of the aging process has been my eyes’

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Salma Hayek covers the latest issue of The Edit, net-a-porter’s in-house online magazine. Salma is 50 years old! I just thought I’d point that out, because Salma is talking about menopause in this interview. It’s interesting, to me, to see these major celebrities that became famous in the 1990s (my coming-of-age era) as they navigate the new media landscape and try to talk about ageing in a real way. Anyway, Salma chatted with The Edit about her husband’s feminism, how he likes her to dress up (ugh) and how her failing eyesight is worse than menopause. Some highlights:

Salma wants women to know that we are enough: “We are a lot more demanding of ourselves than men are. It’s a horrible sensation – we’re not enough at work; we’re not enough for the guy who’s cheating on us; we’re not enough for our children who always want more of us, no matter what we give. My husband has a company that is very feminist [François-Henri Pinault, the chairman and CEO of luxury fashion conglomerate Kering]. They do a lot of studies on how to empower women and I’ve learned some really interesting details. Women work harder than men and are more demanding of themselves, yet they have the sensation they don’t do enough, and therefore they are less daring about asking for a better position or salary. Men do a lot less, they are less demanding on themselves and their standards are lower, yet they feel entitled to ask for a raise or a promotion.

True ambition: “I wanted everything, but I wanted to be a good person, and I wanted to get it with principles – that’s true ambition. The other type is desperation. My biggest ambition now is to become an organized person. It might seem like nothing, but I’m telling you, I’ve been trying it for 50 years and I still can’t do it. In parts of my life I am disorganized; a procrastinator. My god, that’s been a hard one to conquer. If I don’t want to do certain things, I don’t do them.”

She doesn’t have discipline: “I am better with exercise, I am better with food, but I am still not where I should be; I am getting older and I still don’t have the discipline. I always find excuses for myself – and they’re all brilliant, by the way. I

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