Salma Hayek Apologizes for Missing Event

Monday, November 22nd 2004, 10:09 am
By: News On 6

COATZACOALCOS, Mexico (AP) _ Actress Salma Hayek has apologized for missing the opening of a new theater in her hometown, saying she arrived late because of delays during shooting of a film she's making elsewhere in Mexico.

The Hollywood starlit, who was born in Coatzacoalcos in the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz, had planned to attend the inauguration of a new 17,000-seat municipal theater and stay for a concert by Italian opera singer Luciano Pavarotti on Friday night. But she arrived late to concert, causing a stir in the local media, who had reported she would attend the earlier inauguration ceremony.

Hayek, who has been in the central state of Durango working on the film ``Las Bandidas'' with Spanish actress Penelope Cruz, later issued an apology to Veracruz radio and television stations.