Salma Hayek was once attacked by a monkey on a movie set — and later posed with that same monkey for a photo shoot.
The 53-year-old actress reminisces about the incident in a new video for Vogue, in which she looks back at her various photo shoots for the iconic fashion magazine.
“This next one is 2002 when I did Frida and this was in Vogue, and I was very proud to be part of Vogue for the first time in my life. This monkey, who was named Tyson, actually attacked me during the filming of Frida, and I was really severely injured,” she explains in the video.
“But I was brave enough to let him come back and work again in the movie, and then I still did a photo shoot with him for Vogue afterward,” she adds. “I was really hoping he wouldn’t go for my face.”
Hayek recounted the on-set attack in a 2001 interview with The Guardian.
“I got attacked by the monkey. It went for my face but got my hands, arms and fingers,” she said. “I’m marked for life but luckily they have little teeth. Even so the bites were extremely painful”.