Salma Hayek on Her First Kiss: "I Was a Natural"

In a candid new interview with W Editor at Large Lynn Hirschberg, actress Salma Hayek describes the moments leading up to her first kiss in great detail--including the terrible advice she received from friends.

Released on 2/14/2018

Transcript

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You wait for him to stick his tongue in your mouth,
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and you kind of suck with it.
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'Cause I say, what do I do with it?
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You kind of suck it.
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Oh my God, my first kiss was by this river,
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beautiful river in Coatzacoalcos, where I come from,
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where we used to go water skiing.
00:28
But I was the last of my friends to kiss,
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and I had this boyfriend for about three or four months,
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and I wouldn't kiss him,
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and he was a little bit older than me, and he said,
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no, it was before the three months,
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If you don't kiss me by month three,
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I'm gonna break up with you because this is ridiculous.
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But I was so scared that I wasn't gonna know how,
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so I started doing a survey with all my friends.
00:57
Tell me the exact technique.
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And one of them said,
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You don't open your mouth,
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you just go like this with the mouth closed.
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The other one said, No, no, no, no, no, no, no.
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That's not good. You have to open your mouth,
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stick your tongue in his mouth,
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and then do one round to the right,
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and one round to the left. Then the other one said,
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No, no, no, he's gonna think you're a slut for sure.
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You wait for him to stick his tongue
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in your mouth, and you kind of suck with it.
01:31
'Cause I said, what do I do with it?
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You kind of suck it.
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I don't wanna be sucking tongue, and then,
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I was so nervous and I took another friend,
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and she said Just, don't think about it,
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just close your eyes and make sure
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that your mouth tastes good.
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So, the deadline was coming,
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and I came up with this idea,
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I was 15 years old, to start putting honey
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on my lips at night,
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so maybe would absorb it
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if he sucked hard enough on my lips, he'd taste it.
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And so, this way, even if I was not good at kissing,
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at least I tasted good. So I did this, he kissed me,
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I was a natural. I mean, if I had known
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how little I would have had to worry,
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I forgot even that I did the survey, I liked it so,
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I don't even remember any of that,
02:37
I just like, did not wanna separate forever.
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But when we finally separated,
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then I got embarrassed again,
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and I didn't know what to say,
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so I just said nervously, what did it taste like?
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And of course he says honey, 'cause that's the cliche.
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So I went on to put the honey on my lips,
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I burnt my mouth, I had ants come at night in my room
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and bite my face, so please girls,
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do not do the honey on your lips
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if you're gonna kiss for the first time.