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20 Facts About The Movie ‘Frida’ That Starred Salma Hayek And Was Produced By Harvey Weinstein

Quite a long went down back in the very early 2000s when director Julie Taymor and Salma Hayek collaborated to bring the story of Frida Kahlo to the big screen. The biopic drama starring Salma and  Alfred Molina as Frida and Diego Rivera was set to be a box office success from the start. Still, in the years since it’s production, Salma Hayek has revealed that production was quite the $%*@ show.

Check out these 20 facts about the film!

1. The movie hints at Rivera being a cannibal.

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In the movie, when  Kahlo first meets Diego she is spying on him flirting with a nude model. While he talks to the model he says that he could eat her wrapped in a tortilla. This part of the movie actually makes a reference to Rivera’s real-life autobiography where he describes practicing cannibalism on female cadavers in 1904.

2. Kahlo’s family adored Salma as the painter.

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Kahlo’s niece was so impressed with her performance in the film that she gave  Hayek one of Kahlo’s necklaces.

3. Kahlo took on the role of a true artist in the film.

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Salma Hayek did some of the paintings in the movie.

4. Harvey Weinstein terrorized Hayek on the film set.

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In an op-ed in the New York Times,  Hayek said the producer threatened to shut down production for filming unless she agreed to a full frontal nude scene with another woman. Hayek had to take a Valium to follow through with the scene.

5. Hayek tried to sue Weinstein before filming.

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Hayek had to sue   Weinstein for breach of contract before the filming of the movie after he threatened  to replace her with another actress despite the fact that she had brought the project to him with an agreement that she would produce and star in the film.

6. One of the actress’s from Pretty Woman was going to be in it.

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Laura San Giacomo, the actress who plays Kit, was originally set to play Frida Kahlo but was dropped when fans objected to a non-Mexican playing Frida.

7. Harvey Weinstein became violent during filming.

During a test screening of the film, Weinstein became so upset that he ripped up the audience scorecards and threw that director Julie Taymor’s face. According to  Hayek, Weinstein became so upset and violent that Taymor’s partner Elliot Goldenthal had to step between them.

8. De Niro wanted to play Diego.

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During the development stages of the film, Robert De Niro expressed interest in the role of Diego Rivera.

9. In December 2017, the New York Times published an article by Salma Hayek detailing Harvey Weinstein’s abusive behavior.

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Hayek accused Weinstein of sexual harassement and attempts to add sex to the film and his refusal to support it once finished. Days after the article was issued, Weinstein published a statement that denied most of the allegations.

10. The entire film had some major editing done.

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The whole film was digitally color corrected to 2K resolution.

11. The film had a small opening.

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In her op-ed for the New York Times, Kahlo detailed how Weinstein refused to give the film a wide release to attack her. The film premiered as the opening film at the 2002 Venice Film Festival.

12. JLO wanted to play Kahlo.

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Jennifer Lopez was interested in playing Frida Kahlo. It wouldn’t have been her only time playing a famous Mexicana in a movie. She had also played Selena in the autobiographical film on her life.

13. Madonna wanted in on the role.

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Madonna, a known Frida Kahlo fan, owns quite a bit of the artist’s work, was reportedly eager to play the role. The actress has committed Brown face in films before. In 1996 she played the role of Eva Peron in the film “Evita.”

14. Producers considered putting another non-Latina in the main role as well.

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For some time, Marisa Tomei was considered for the role of Frida Kahlo as well.

15. Madonna initially had been a main player in the film.

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Madonna wanted to cast Marlon Brando as Diego Rivera.

16. Salma Hayek gained an Oscar nomination for her role.

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It remains the only performance she has ever received an Oscar nomination for.

17. You can see non-actors in the film.

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During one point, Frida and Leon climb the Pyramid of the Moon at Teotihuacan, about 25 miles from Mexico City. In the very distance, you can spot actual tourists in the mountains because the filmmakers were not allowed to close the site for production.

18. The movie gets its facts wrong.

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When Frida loses the baby in the movie it occurs after Diego paints the Detroit mural, and they are already in New York. In real life, Frida lost the baby when Diego just started painting the Detroit mural in 1932. She lost the baby at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

19. The film was a success at the Oscars.

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It was the only non-Best Picture Oscar nominee of its year to be nominated for Best Costume Design.

20. The movie has quite a bit of bloopers

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When Frida is doing the drinking competition to dance with Tina, Diego Rivera’s face is wet/dry/wet between shots.

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This Quietly Posted IMDB Page Could Mean ‘Coco 2’

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This Quietly Posted IMDB Page Could Mean ‘Coco 2’

To say our worlds were rocked when Pixar finally gave us a touching film about la cultura a few years ago would be the biggest understatement of the century. ‘Coco,’ the 2017 American 3D computer-animated fantasy starring Gael García Bernal and Benjamin Bratt filled our hearts and also brought us to tears. Still, as satisfying as the film was, there’s no doubt it left us craving more. And it looks like we might just get it.

An IMDB page for Coco 2 has been created and I’m sorry but I can’t stop freaking out!!

According to IMDB user anthandsoc-95189 who appears to have long had the inside scoop on upcoming films, ‘Coco 2: Return To the Land Of the Living’ is in the works! Some digging around has also revealed that another sight might have information on the plot and characters of the sequel film. Of course, this information has yet to be confirmed and might be purely a wish, but if it is we’ll dream big!

According to IMDB ‘Coco 2’ will take place 6 years after the first film

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The IMDB page says “It’s been 6 years since the events happened for Miguel. But when Hector, Imelda, and his great grand-abuelos need Miguel’s help to come back to the Land of the Living because some mysterious sinister masked skeleton is haunting and rules their world with an iron fist and sword and hates music.”

Which means, if IMDB is correct, we haven’t seen the last of Mama Coco!

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Sweet Coco could have a really big role in the new film!!

Of course, other sites have other insights into the could-be sequel…

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Because of course everyone has an opinion!

According to Fandom.com ‘Coco 2’ will take place six years after the first film.

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We’ll see Miguel’s family attempt to throw him a fiesta, but sadly Miguel, still upset about Mama Coco’s death, will be upset.

When Miguel meets a sophisticated, ghostly and well-bred skeletal spirit Miguel will attempt to return to The Land Of The Dead for a vacation.

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Now that’s an insane idea for a spring break.

In this version of the sequel, Miguel will a dark black hole to go back to The Land Of The Dead, to see Papa Hector and Mamma Imelda.

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Of course, Miguel will be astonished when he sees his old family members for another time and finally gets to see Mama Coco.

Soon enough, Miguel is racing against time, once again, to avoid being a skeleton.

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But this time, Marcel might not be so bothered by the idea of living amongst the dead for forever.

Of course, all of this is speculative. Who knows if Pixar has plans for a sequel in the works, but as one fan points out this clip by Pixar on the DVD release has some great hints!

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Fingers crossed!

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Video Dug Up From Cardi B’s Past Shows Her Saying She Used To Drug And Rob Men

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Video Dug Up From Cardi B’s Past Shows Her Saying She Used To Drug And Rob Men

Stay grateful you did not grow up in the era of Snapchat/ Instagram/ Facebook kids because you can delete but your recorded actions can still come back to bite. Cardi B knows the story. While the Afro-Latina queen of Trap isn’ making any apologies, the latest video to be dug up from her past is requiring her to give some answers.

Video of the singer, recalling a time in her life in which she felt forced to drug and rob men while seducing them has resurfaced.

Over the weekend, video of the “Money” rapper recalling how she used to drug and rob men resurfaced.

The video, which was recorded during an Instagram live broadcast, sees Cardi as she goes on a tearful verbal tirade about her past. This after, someone apparently questioned her success and accused her of not “putting in no fucking work.”

“I had to go ‘oh yeah, you wanna fuck me? Yeah yeah yeah let’s go to this hotel.’ And then I’d drug [expletivie] up and I’d rob them. That’s what I used to do.”

Users online were quick to comment.

“The fact that cardi b admitted to drugging and robbing men she would take back to a hotel for sex blows my mind,” wrote Twitter user @itsangelaa. “That’s not ‘keeping it real.’ that’s a crime.”

“I wonder what woulda happened if it were the other way round,” @BTSisthecauseo5 commented.

At the onset of the backlash, the rapper seemed to take the comments rather lightly.

The following day she also tweeted “IM THAT BITCH THEY LOVE TO HATE, IM THAT BITCH THEY HATE TO LOVE and I love it.”

On Tuesday, however, after users on Instagram and Twitter continued to simmer, she was forced to issue comment.

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In a post to her Instagram, the rapper responded to the comments about the video by saying: “I’m a part of a hip hop culture where you can talk about where you come from talk about the wrong things you had to do to get where you are.”


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