Salma Hayek and her mom Diana Jiménez are on the cover of this week’s HOLA because this Sunday is Mother’s Day and also because Salma’s got a movie to push (How to Be a Latin Lover). I know you’re supposed to get your mother a present on Mother’s Day, but Salma should really ask her mother if she’d be willing to gift her with a quick lesson in serving face. But moving on to what Salma said inside the magazine.
While talking about how much Salma loves being a mother to her 9-year-old daughter Valentina, she got into the topic of maternal instinct. According to Salma, every woman’s got it, and it’s it important to use it. But what if you don’t have a child of your own to feed and clothe and wipe their boogery nose? Salma has options for you and one of them starts at a greenhouse.
“Every woman has a maternal instinct inside and I think that it’s important that all humans try to have that experience and apply that maternal instinct to some living creature. You don’t have to have children, but be responsible and take care of animals or a plant. Take care of another being.
Feeling responsible helps you develop as a human being. It doesn’t have to be a sacrifice but an intention that you give of yourself, and contribute to another living being’s life. That’s very rewarding. You learn a lot about yourself when you do something for someone else.”
I don’t want to poke holes in Salma’s theory, but I don’t know if what she’s talking about is a maternal instinct. Taking care of someone or trying to make someone’s life better just means you’re not an asshole. And scooping your dog’s turds from the sidewalk just means you don’t want your neighbors to give you the death-stare. Plants I get; who doesn’t love to watch a plant grow? But they’re the worst kind of substitute children. I water and prune and rotate all year long, and what do my seven plants get me for Mother’s Day? Jack shit, Salma! Not even a card. Rude.
Pic: John Russo/HOLA