Salma Hayek was honored with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, November 19. The Eternals star said the honor was also an opportunity to reclaim a personal memory for herself. During her speech, she said she was once held at knifepoint by an assailant on Hollywood Boulevard.

Shortly after moving to the United States to pursue her dream of acting, Hayek took some friends to the popular tourist destination. There, a man catcalled her and pulled a knife on the star. Entertainment Weekly reported on the story.

“We’re walking down the street, and a poor man was on the floor and was very messed up, took offense, got up, took a knife out, and started coming after me trying to stab me.”

“I was asking someone to call the police, nobody came. Eventually, we went in a store because we were so tired and it was so scary. We jumped over the counter, I grabbed a stick and I had to keep him from getting us with a stick.”

“Every time I thought about Hollywood Boulevard, this is what I remember.”

Salma Hayek was rescued by two members of the Hells Angels motorcycle club. They subdued the attacker and led Hayek and her pals to a safe place. It was a scary moment, but now that bad memory can be replaced with Salma Hayek’s triumphant moment.

Congratulations, Salma!

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Michael Perry

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