In it, she plays Carolina, a young woman who runs a bookstore cafe in a town where no one reads. Her costar, Antonio Banderas, plays El Mariachi, a revenge-seeking musician who stores guns in his guitar case. The decision to move up north for a career in Hollywood, she said, made her the laughing stock of the media in her native country. In the U. Only she, Banderas and the two producers were present for filming, which had to be done in fits and starts because Hayek cried throughout the process. Are they going to get teased?
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Desperado tells the story of a vigilante in Mexico named El Mariachi, played by Antonio Banderas , who is looking for vengeance on a drug kingpin who murdered his lover. Together they evade capture, bullets, and death, though not without pain and loss of their own. The film was a breakout role for Hayek, being her first big Hollywood film. Desperado was also a very graphic film, obviously including a lot of violence. In a recent interview on the podcast Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard and Monica Padman, Hayek opened up about her traumatic experience filming the scene. She notes that even though Banderas and Rodriguez were wonderful about the situation, she still found it unsettling. Robert Rodriguez, thank God, can also do everything on a film set… He can do the sound, he can operate the camera, and he was like my bro.