Salma Hayek was “honored” that Hilaria Baldwin faked a Spanish accent.
The 54-year-old actress, who is close pals with Alec Baldwin, weighed in on his wife’s Spanish heritage scandal during a recent interview on Andy Cohen’s “Always Unpredictable” podcast.
“We all lie a little bit,” she told Cohen. “She makes my friend happy. She fooled me because she’s such a good mother. She has five [kids] and you know, I don’t care.”
Hayek, who is Mexican, Lebanese, and Spanish, added that she felt “honored” that Hilaria, 37, wanted her alter ego to be something similar to her “roots.”
“It makes me feel proud that people are inspired,” she said. “I think she’s smart to want to be Spanish. We’re cool, you know?”
And while she found the whole ordeal to be “bizarre” she decided not to judge the situation.
“Don’t we all create our own character in life? I mean this might be extreme, ok, but I don’t care,” Hayek said. “She’s not a bad person. [She’s] a good person, a good mother, and good wife. She makes my friend happy. She’s very kind to me and that’s all I care about.”
The “Like A Boss” star also noted that she understood why Hilaria’s actions crated controversy but that she doesn’t think it’s worth canceling her.
“I’m sorry. I don’t mean to betray or hurt anybody’s feelings and I don’t know if it’s right or if it’s wrong,” she said “I’m not going to judge somebody just because of that one thing.”
Hilaria, who claimed to be from Spain, was outed in February as being born in Boston as Hillary.
She defended herself by saying that she was born in Boston but that her family is from Spain and she used to travel there often — but it turns out her parents are also from Boston.
Alec stood up for his wife, saying at the time, “Just a lot of s—t. You have to kind of hack your way through the debris of Twitter. Twitter is just a vast orchard of crap.”