The series is based on the novel 'A Boob’s Life: How America’s Obsession Shaped Me— and You'
Salma Hayek is developing a new HBO Max series based on Leslie Lehr's upcoming memoir A Boob's Life: How America's Obsession Shaped Me...and You. The 54-year-old actress is giving the "breast a voice" and her Ventanarosa Productions is developing the comedy show which is about a 40-year-old woman named Leslie. The protagonist's world turns upside down when her boobs start talking to her. Leslie Lehr’s upcoming novel will be released on March 2. Both Hayek and Lehr will serve as executive producers and Cynthia Mort will serve as series showrunner and writer.
Salma Hayek to give breasts a voice in 'A Boob's Life' comedy series. https://t.co/YFlLekY9Ou— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) February 4, 2021
"We are so appreciative that HBO Max was insightful and bold enough to develop this show with us," Hayek said in a statement to ET. “In A Boob’s Life, we use breasts as a metaphor for the constant judgment women are submitted to, creating a collective sensation that no matter what we do we are never enough. In this show, we give the breast a voice that takes us through the life of a woman from a unique perspective that often we don’t dare to see." Hayek is all about self-love and empowerment. The Frida actress previously told the outlet earlier this week that she finds sharing photos of herself in a swimsuit "liberating." "I had to lose a lot of weight and exercise to get into the bikini towards the end of last year," she said. "I'm glad I took a lot of pictures, I have no shame on it because it was the first week of the vacation."
Fans will also be looking forward to Salma Hayek in the upcoming superhero film The Eternals. The cast includes a bunch of high-profile actors including Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Kit Harington, Ma Dong-seok, Gemma Chan, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, and Haaz Sleiman. "It was empowering," Hayek revealed to Variety. "It really moved me. …They told me [early in my career]], 'It's never going to happen for you here.'" But now, the Mexican-American actress is "representing." "It's not because I'm putting on an outfit but we get the right to be superheroes today," she said. "I'm also 54. So there was something really moving, not just for me, but for everything, all the different stereotypes. She's not sexy. You know what I'm saying? She's not sexy at all." She added, "I'm very short. I've been bullied for being short my entire life. And suddenly, it doesn't matter. You're a superhero in the Marvel universe. It moved me." What's interesting is to note is that the actress wasn't allowed to read the script before signing on to the film! "I was scared," Hayek said of possibly not liking the script. "But it doesn't matter because I'm going to tell you why I didn't care. I love the director [Golden Globe nominee Chloé Zhao]. She's brilliant."
Salma Hayek couldn't read the script for Marvel's #Eternals before signing on to play Ajak, but director Chloé Zhao was the reason she took the leap anyway.https://t.co/uJC020Dkvu pic.twitter.com/3G89IuGKxH— Screen Rant (@screenrant) February 4, 2021
The Oscar nominee continued, "And then I like that [Ajax] is kind of the leader. She's the only one that can talk to the Celestials. And I said, 'I'll get to be bossy on this one, too. I can play that.' Giving instructions, telling people what to do, I can do that. Then I was afraid of the outfit. I'm claustrophobic. I was very afraid that I was going to feel like I couldn't move. It has a completely different DNA from the [other Marvel movies]. It's shot different than all the other ones. It's in real locations and they found some crazy extraterrestrial-looking locations," she added. "I don't know if I'm allowed to talk about what they do with the camera, but…it's not mostly done in post. The cinematography is incredible." We can't wait to see what the result is!