Salma Hayek kept quite the royal secret on Meghan Markle’s behalf, the actress and advocate revealed to CNN, in order to keep Markle’s British Vogue guest-editing spot a secret. Hayek said she was sitting in her car when she got the call from longtime friend and British Vogue editor in chief Edward Enninful asking if it was OK to patch in someone very special and mysterious.
Speaking to CNN, Salma said that Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful called Salma and asked her she couldn’t take the name of the person he was adding to the call before he added Meghan to the call. “I was in the car and he said, ‘Listen, I’m going to put somebody on the phone. Are you in the car with people?’ I said ‘Yes.’ He told me ‘you cannot say the name of the person I’m calling.’ Frankly, I thought it was a joke. And we are also very good friends with Naomi Campbell,” she recalled. “And I thought, they’re pulling my leg or something, you know? I said, ‘Oh, she’s in London and he’s gonna pass me to her,” Hayek recalled. “But then it took a while for the other person to get on the phone. Then she got on the phone and introduced herself,” she added.
“[Meghan] explained her passion for women and what’s happening currently. And then she said she’s doing this with British Vogue. She said, you know, she was the guest editor of British Vogue, and I’m thinking maybe it’s going to be an article on what we’re doing, you know, with Kering and women, and she said no, ‘I’m [doing a cover], I’m not going to be the cover, I’m putting my favorite women on the cover. And you’re definitely one of them. You one of the first ones.’ I was like completely shocked. I did not see it coming that way. She started talking about how she’s been watching me and why me,” she revealed.
“I felt very honored when we did this photo shoot. No one else knew what it was for,” Hayek said. “Only me and the photographer, Peter Lindbergh, knew. And all the girls were getting their picture taken for the cover and they didn’t know that Meghan was how they got there,” she shared. “I couldn’t talk about it and I didn’t,” Salma added.
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