Salma Hayek celebrates the success of her new Netflix series Monarca in the best Mexican style
Salma Hayek doesn't forget her Mexican roots and that's why she decided to celebrate the most recent success of the Monarca series, of which she is a producer and which is carried by Netflix, with a series of photographs in her Instagram account in which she boasts life-size handcrafted piñatas of two of the biggest icons of her career: artist Frida Khalo and science fiction character Satanico Pandemonium.
Excited because the Monarca series is a global trend, Salma Hayek wished to shout it to her more than 11 million followers with a short text: "I am celebrating with my Frida Kahlo and Satanico Pandemonium piñatas that the Monarca series I produced for Netflix - and it just came out yesterday - is already in third place in Mexico and trending all over the world!
Salma Hayek is the executive producer of Monarca, a series based on a powerful family dedicated to the tequila business that puts the darkest side of Mexico in front of a screen. Some critics compare it as the counter-face of La Casa de las Flores which, while presenting a view of the country's conservative society, does so from a more hilarious and pink profile.
In Monarca, on the other hand, there is dialogue from a realistic and crude angle, without comedy that sweetens the story. The series, premiered the other day by Netflix, begins its plot with Ana María (Irene Azuela), a journalist who lives quietly in Los Angeles, with her husband and daughter. One day, she receives a call from her father asking her to visit him in Mexico, she goes to the request and is surprised that her father has big plans for her: to give her the presidency of the tequila company she runs, amidst large bribes and a quite corrupt system.
Within the cast are found: Irene Azuela (The Hotel of Secrets), Juan Manuel Bernal (Capadocia) and Osvaldo Benavides (The Perfect Dictatorship, with the special participation of Rosa María Bianchi (Amores Perros), Gabriela de la Garza and Daniela Schmidt, among others. Monarca is produced by the companies Ventanarosa, Lemon Studios, and Stearns Castle. Ventanarosa, for its wall, is the production house of Salma Hayek, who filmed the series in Jalisco, a state where the perfect agaves grow to praise the production of good tequila, under the creation of Diego Gutierrez.
Undoubtedly, one of the most recent successes of Netflix that adds one more success in the career of Salma Hayek, the actress nominated for an Oscar in 2003 for the film Frida and who is now preparing to participate as one of the protagonists of the film Eternals of Marvel Studios, along with Angelina Jolie. With Mexican skin, Salma Hayek scored Sept. 15 as a day of double celebration on social networks and affirms - once again - her roots. We recently saw her in Mexico on a promotional tour of her new series, Monarca, and she didn't stop enjoying the country's cuisine and her closest friends.
Salma Hayek has not ceased to show her love for her country, whenever she can. On her last birthday, for example, she shared with her fans a video in which she sang some Mexican hits to the rhythm of mariachi, in memory of Chavela Vargas and, again, Frida Khalo. In the artist's words: "What better way to celebrate my birthday than with my family, friends, good weather in London, a Mariachi band of pure women, lots of tequila, wine, delicious food, love, dancing and singing badly in memory of Frida Khalo and Chavela Vargas. Thanks, Francois, Valentina and Marjo for this unforgettable night," she wrote on Instagram. Salma, always faithful to the son and celebrating Mexico.
Salma Hayek launches her 100% Mexican tequila brand
Salma Hayek doesn't stop surprising us, now the actress will become a tequila maker! Yes, the actress from Veracruz is preparing the launch of a 100% Mexican tequila.
Salma Hayek's tequila will be called Tequila Herederos and will carry the slogan: "El Sabor de la traición" (From tradition to betrayal); which can be explained in the first commercial of this tequila that was published in her own account and in the official Instagram of @TequilaHerederos.
In the video, starring herself, we can see a very sexy Salma in a farm walking towards a gathering of men in the style of 'The Last Supper'; with the intervention of the snake and the tequila influence. We can interpret that the story behind this tequila created by Salma Hayek shows how ambition can win and that betrayal comes to the table, so whoever drinks this tequila will always win.
From tradition to betrayal there is only one drink.
This tequila created entirely from Salma's imagination is a variation of vintage and will be produced exclusively in Jalisco, making it a 100% Mexican drink. We can't wait for more details of Salma Hayek's tequila.