Salma Hayek uses Mexican heritage to take on Hot Ones… and compares one sauce to 'a bad lover'


Frida alum Salma Hayek Pinault used her upbringing in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico to take on the wings of death during Thursday’s episode of First We Feast talk show Hot Ones.

‘I love habanero!’ the 55-year-old Oscar nominee exclaimed at one point.

‘You have to remember that in Mexico, you grow up with candy…It’s sweet but it’s full of chili. There’s a lot of spicy candy the children do eat. So you get used to it.’  

'I love habanero!' Frida alum Salma Hayek Pinault used her upbringing in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico to take on the wings of death during Thursday's episode of First We Feast talk show Hot Ones

‘I love habanero!’ Frida alum Salma Hayek Pinault used her upbringing in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico to take on the wings of death during Thursday’s episode of First We Feast talk show Hot Ones

Salma – who ended her three-month break from hot food – relied on ice water, lemon slices, and Fritos corn chips to cut the ever-increasing Scoville levels.

By the time Hayek (born Jiménez) took a bite of the chicken wing soaked in Da Bomb Beyond Insanity Hot Sauce, she amusingly quipped it was ‘like a bad lover.’

‘No me gusta,’ groaned the Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard action star.

‘Oh my god, I am playing an Eternal, but my tongue is still human.’ 

The 55-year-old Oscar nominee said: 'You have to remember that in Mexico, you grow up with candy...It's sweet but it's full of chili. There's a lot of spicy candy the children do eat. So you get used to it'

The 55-year-old Oscar nominee said: ‘You have to remember that in Mexico, you grow up with candy…It’s sweet but it’s full of chili. There’s a lot of spicy candy the children do eat. So you get used to it’

Salma - who ended her three-month break from hot food - relied on ice water, lemon slices, and Fritos corn chips to cut the ever-increasing Scoville levels

Salma – who ended her three-month break from hot food – relied on ice water, lemon slices, and Fritos corn chips to cut the ever-increasing Scoville levels

By the time Hayek took a bite of the chicken wing soaked in Da Bomb Beyond Insanity Hot Sauce, she amusingly quipped it was 'like a bad lover'

She groaned: 'No me gusta'

‘No me gusta!’ By the time Hayek took a bite of the chicken wing soaked in Da Bomb Beyond Insanity Hot Sauce (R), she amusingly quipped it was ‘like a bad lover’

Salma hilariously added: ‘Too much pain for very little pleasure!’

Despite threatening to ‘send the Mexican mafia’ to host Sean Evans, he eventually won over Hayek and she declared him ‘an honorary Mexican’ for consuming hot wings in 230 episodes.

The Daytime Emmy winner said: ‘You know what? I am adopting you as a Mexican. You are an honorary Mexican from today on. You can really handle your chilis.’

Salma revealed the Mexican restaurant she and her 14-year-old daughter Valentina Paloma frequent near their 14-bedroom mansion in London’s ‘billionaires row’ at Bishops Avenue.

The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard action star exclaimed: 'Oh my god, I am playing an Eternal, but my tongue is still human'

She hilariously added: 'Too much pain for very little pleasure!'

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard action star exclaimed: ‘Oh my god, I am playing an Eternal, but my tongue is still human…Too much pain for very little pleasure!’

Giving him props: Despite threatening to 'send the Mexican mafia' to host Sean Evans, he eventually won over Salma and she declared him 'an honorary Mexican' for consuming hot wings in 230 episodes

Giving him props: Despite threatening to ‘send the Mexican mafia’ to host Sean Evans, he eventually won over Salma and she declared him ‘an honorary Mexican’ for consuming hot wings in 230 episodes

Hayek said: 'You know what? I am adopting you as a Mexican. You are an honorary Mexican from today on. You can really handle your chilis'

Hayek said: ‘You know what? I am adopting you as a Mexican. You are an honorary Mexican from today on. You can really handle your chilis’

'She loves it!' The Daytime Emmy winner revealed the Mexican restaurant she and her 14-year-old daughter Valentina Paloma (R, pictured October 27) frequent near their 14-bedroom mansion in London's 'billionaires row' at Bishops Avenue

‘She loves it!’ The Daytime Emmy winner revealed the Mexican restaurant she and her 14-year-old daughter Valentina Paloma (R, pictured October 27) frequent near their 14-bedroom mansion in London’s ‘billionaires row’ at Bishops Avenue

‘There is a place I go with my daughter Valentina, who loves it. And it’s just called Taquería,’ Hayek described.

‘I mean, not the most original name, but we love it. They make great tacos.’

The Bliss actress confessed that she buys Mexican ingredients at Mestizo in London to make tacos at home: ‘The best tacos outside of Mexico? [points to herself] Anyone of my houses.’

After the show, Salma said she wished her husband of 12 years – Kering CEO François-Henri Pinault – was there, ‘so I could kiss him and then he’d be on fire and wouldn’t even know why!’

Salma described: 'There is a place I go with my daughter Valentina. And it's just called Taquería (pictured August 21). I mean, not the most original name, but we love it. They make great tacos'

Salma described: ‘There is a place I go with my daughter Valentina. And it’s just called Taquería (pictured August 21). I mean, not the most original name, but we love it. They make great tacos’

Hayek confessed that she buys Mexican ingredients at Mestizo in London to make tacos at home: 'The best tacos outside of Mexico? [points to herself] Anyone of my houses'

Hayek confessed that she buys Mexican ingredients at Mestizo in London to make tacos at home: ‘The best tacos outside of Mexico? [points to herself] Anyone of my houses’

Worth a reported $7B! After the show, the Bliss actress said she wished her husband of 12 years - Kering CEO François-Henri Pinault (L, pictured Tuesday) - was there, 'so I could kiss him and then he'd be on fire and wouldn't even know why!'

Worth a reported $7B! After the show, the Bliss actress said she wished her husband of 12 years – Kering CEO François-Henri Pinault (L, pictured Tuesday) – was there, ‘so I could kiss him and then he’d be on fire and wouldn’t even know why!’

Salma also touched on topics ranging from economics of the movie industry, truffle hunting with dogs, string theory, encounters with sea creatures, and her love of films

Salma also touched on topics ranging from economics of the movie industry, truffle hunting with dogs, string theory, encounters with sea creatures, and her love of films

Hayek also touched on topics ranging from economics of the movie industry, truffle hunting with dogs, string theory, encounters with sea creatures, and her love of films.

The self-described animal hoarder was on Hot Ones to promote her role as immortal Central American deity leader Ajak in Chloé Zhao’s $200M-budget movie Eternals, which hits UK/US theaters this Friday.

The dismally-reviewed MCU ensemble flick also stars Angelina Jolie, Kit Harington, Richard Madden, and Kumail Nanjiani.

Hitting UK/US theaters this Friday! Hayek was on Hot Ones to promote her role as immortal Central American deity leader Ajak in Chloé Zhao's $200M-budget movie Eternals

Hitting UK/US theaters this Friday! Hayek was on Hot Ones to promote her role as immortal Central American deity leader Ajak in Chloé Zhao’s $200M-budget movie Eternals

All-star cast: The dismally-reviewed MCU ensemble flick also stars Angelina Jolie, Kit Harington, Richard Madden, and Kumail Nanjiani

All-star cast: The dismally-reviewed MCU ensemble flick also stars Angelina Jolie, Kit Harington, Richard Madden, and Kumail Nanjiani 

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