Salma Hayek Returns to Action in The Hitman's Bodyguard: 'I Still Have It!'

Salma Hayek and Samuel L. Jackson from The Hitman's Bodyguard
Salma Hayek and Samuel L. Jackson from The Hitman’s Bodyguard

In the comic-action movie “The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” Salma Hayek mixes it up with the boys in a bar brawl, and she couldn’t be happier.

“I started in action,” the actress, who got her big break in “Desperado,” tells Made in Hollywood reporter Kylie Erica Mar. “I’ve always done my own stunts. The things — I didn’t know if I was going to be able to do this time, and I didn’t do too badly. I still have it!”

And don’t worry: no men were harmed in the making of this motion picture.

“I was very good, very professional,” she laughs. “I couldn’t move the next day, but there were no injuries, not on my watch.”

Ryan Reynolds plays a top protection agent called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world’s most notorious hit men, played by Samuel L. Jackson, during a wildly outrageous 24 hours with high-speed car chases,  boat escapades and a merciless Eastern European dictator out for blood.

But in between all the mayhem something clicks between Jackson and Hayek, which is fine by him. “It’s a good boys-and-noise movie,” he says, “but in the middle of it there’s a really cool love story.”