The biggest challenge for Frida
The biggest challenge was to smoke. I couldn't hit upon my mouth. Frida smoked with her left hand and it was a lot of work for me to find my mouth. At this moment I have it all under control. Was it more difficult for you than painting? A lot more, but it's weird because I've painted pictures, but I can't draw that well, but I can paint. And it was more work to smoke than to paint.
Salma and her moustache
This moustache was a lot of work for me, so don't underappreciate it, because I had to shave it many times so that it would start to grow. Frida didn't have so much moustache as in her paintings. She used to exaggerate it, as well as the eyebrows. When she was younger she had less moustache, but when she became older, for some strange reason more moustache came out.
Salma vs. the Mexican press
I understand what they're doing. I'm a business for them. So they rise, invent something and put it in a newspaper. Then the newspaper is sold in spite of telling lies and calumnies that my family has to read. Because I don't read them, uh?, and they know that, they know what they're doing. It isn't a misunderstanding. They invent that stuff in purpose, knowing that it will sell and sacrificing me in the way. So I think it is really sad that the only place where I'm treated this way is in my own country. However, I keep coming because I love Mexico and I love Mexican people and even thou I'm treated this bad by reporters, which invent terrible things about me, here I come, bring my movies, generate work for Mexico, try to do projects which give out a good image of Mexico to the world.... and I do it with a lot of affection.
And does this affect you?
Sincerely, no, not much. because Mexico represents one per cent, along other Latinamerican countries, of the international box office... and my movies are seen in all the world. So because fortunately my work is known in all the world and because I have the support of all the other countries, it doesn't affect my career. It affects me because it's sad that people of my country are misinformed with stuff that is invented. And that, by the way.... if they don't like me, why is it that they pursue me?"