While House of Gucci may be the year’s most stylish film, according to Salma Hayek, some scenes were not so chic.
In an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden, the actress opened up about shooting a scene in a mud bath which she referred to as “horrific” and “the most dramatic scene [she’s] ever done.” Hayek explained, “Once you’re in, you’re naked – well not completely, we had something underneath but nothing on top – and the thing is that, in my head, I was going to sink.”
In the scene, which fans get a sneak peek at in the trailer, Hayek, who plays Giuseppina Auriemma, chats with Lady Gaga’s Patrizia Reggiani. The Eternals star described her character as a “sidekick” to Reggiani, saying that all of her scenes were shared by the “Born This Way” singer, but that the mud bath scene was a particularly bonding experience for the two stars.
The Frida actress told Corden that while her co-star gracefully descended into the tub, the weight she gained specifically for this role caused the mud to creep into all the wrong places. “Me, with my extra kilos, I sit on the mud and I’m not sinking. And I’m trying to pull the mud [away from] my huge butt to make some weight [shift],” explained Hayek.
“And then it starts moving me around and then there’s the boobs going like this,” she said as she moved back and forth to imitate her sliding around in the mud.
Lately, the actresses have been spotted together on the red carpet for the film’s multiple premieres in preparation for its theatrical release on November 24.