Salma Hayek revealed her upcoming Christmas film ‘El Sabor de la Navidad’ will be tackling trans acceptance within families.
In an interview with Variety, the 57-year-old actress talked about the importance of portraying a specific mother-and-daughter relationship onscreen.
One of the storylines of the film follows a mother (played by Mónica Dionne) who must learn to accept her trans daughter Penelope over a tense Christmas dinner.
“Sometimes when it’s a family member, you have to accept first, and then understand,” the Mexican-American star said.
Hayek stressed the importance of understanding so that one is not merely tolerating a loved one but giving unconditional love to them.
Hayek also invited people to watch the film “with both your transgender best friend and your mother.”