Salma Hayek wants Downton Abbey role

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek has admitted that she loves Downton Abbey and would love it if she was offered a role when she moves to London.

Salma Hayek wants to star in 'Downton Abbey'.

The 47-year-old actress and her husband François-Henri Pinault are moving to London in the near future and she's admitted that she'd love to be offered a role in the ITV period drama.

Speaking about the upcoming move she said: "The English are so spirited but so repressed. It's so bizarre. But I love 'Downton Abbey'. I would kill for a role."

The Hispanic actress - who played Sofia Reyes in 'Ugly Betty' - admits, however that she'd look slightly out of place on the programme.

She added: "What's a Mexican going to do in 'Downton Abbey'? I would have to play deaf and dumb."

The 'Once Upon a Time in Mexico' star also claimed that while it's her husband - who owns luxury designer brands Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent - that has decided to make the move from Paris to London, she supports the choice.

She told The Times magazine: "François thinks London is very cosmopolitan. I think it will be good for my career too."

The couple recently bought a house in west London and are now looking for a school for their six-year-old daughter, Valentina, but Salma thinks she's going to struggle with the bad weather.

She said: "Finding the house has been so stressful. I'm a bit nervous about the weather. I'm going to install light bulbs at home so I can have sunshine all the time."


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