Hollywood actress Salma Hayek has spoken out in defence of her newest movie Savages, claiming that drug dealers and addicts are what is ruining Mexico. Savages focuses on the Mexican drug cartels that are involved in the drug trafficking over the US border.
Hayek explained to the BBC, “The level of violence that Mexico is living under because of this problem... I think, there's so many things that I could wish, but maybe for the people who take the drugs, at least for them to know that not only are they messing up their lives but they are contributing to a market that there is a lot of murdering in.
She added, "Every time you buy a drug, you are contributing to the violence, to the traders. Somebody died for you to get that (the drugs). Nobody talks about this and sometimes they say 'Oh, this is a very violent movie, I had to close my eyes when they were torturing it. Why do you do a movie so violent?' But they mind that it is in the movie but they don't mind that it is happening in real life.”
Savages also stars Benicio Del Toro, Blake Lively, Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnson and is directed by Oliver Stone. The movie was released in the US back in July and was released in the UK on September 21.