“I really feared for my life … my eyes were watering!”
As a recent guest on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” to promote her movie “Beatriz At Dinner,” Salma Hayek revealed that she’s been scuba diving for decades. When asked about being a diver, Hayek said she’s been doing it since she was 10 years old (about four decades). “I was diving before you were born,” said Hayek to Corden. The 50-year-old then told a pretty wild story about her love for deep sea diving.
Now, deep sea diving doesn’t seem like the most exciting thing in the world, but Hayek is a great storyteller with sharp comic timing, so she had Corden and the audience on laughing throughout. Hayek explained that when you go deep, you need to “wear a computer” that alerts you when you’re going too deep. Without the alert, your blood can develop bubbles that, you know, will kill her. I mean, no big deal, right?
Apparently, one time Hayek was feeling ill after a deep dive and was taken away in an ambulance to receive medical care. Not only was she faced with combatting her claustrophobia when she had to be placed in a decompression chamber, she also had to deal with a man whose job is to slap people awake before they fall asleep. The story only gets more interesting and hilarious from there. Check out the video to find out how.