By SANDY COHEN
AP Entertainment Writer
Salma Hayek says she is proud to be Mexican and that comments suggesting otherwise were “lost in translation.”
The 45-year-old actress issued a statement Thursday after German Vogue magazine quoted her as saying she “hardly had any memories of what it is to be Mexican.”
Hayek graces the cover of the magazine and gives an interview about her role as the leader of a Mexican drug cartel in the Oliver Stone drama “Savages.”
This is not the first time Hayek has made public comments about her Mexican background that have drawn attention. Last year, she remarked to a reporter in Spanish, “If it wasn’t because of my high heels, I would still be in Coatzacoalcos with 10 children.”
AP writer Berenice Bautista contributed to this story from Mexico City.