“I’ve had it” – Salma Hayek‘s caption today could easily have been interpreted as the “Like A Boss” actress revealing she’s tested positive for COVID-19, but with a video showing an endless reel of nose swabs and “J’en ai marre” – “I’m fed up” in French – also added, it was clear that the 54-year-old was talking about tests. Salma, followed by 16.5 million on her Instagram, updated her account early on Tuesday with a video showing how life as a Hollywood superstar goes amid a global pandemic. Check it out below.
Scroll for the video. It comes as media outlets burst at the seams with the news that pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has developed a vaccine protecting at a 90% rate against the novel coronavirus, now responsible for approaching 250,000 U.S. deaths and topping 1.27 million worldwide.
The video, showing Salma tested over and over with a painful-looking nose swab, included the Mexican outdoors in a black outfit, indoors with a lowered face mask, plus on a terrace and wearing a plunging white bathrobe.
Keep scrolling for the video. Salma, who did not look particularly comfortable while having a giant swab jammed up her nose, took to her caption, writing: “I’ve had it,” also adding a Spanish translation before using the French to say she’d had enough. #coronavaccine and #corona were added.
The video, now receiving cry-face emoji from fellow actress Penelope Cruz, has also been racking up mad views, with over 100,000 clocked in under 45 minutes.
“Omg,… I’m glad you are ok and safe!” one fan wrote. More after the video.
Stock markets yesterday bounced right up amid the hopeful news that a vaccine has been found, with Pfizer CEO’s Albert Bourla, confirming the breakthrough. In a statement, he said:
“There is no one more relieved than me seeing this result. It is a great day for science, a great day for humanity when you realize your vaccine has over 90 percent effectiveness.”
The vaccine news comes amid major division and, for many, celebration in the U.S. as 78-year-old Joe Biden was elected as 46th President, with Salma herself seeing her celebration get messy.
Salma is fresh from immense backlash after a 2000 throwback showing her as The Statue of Liberty sparked outrage in the comments section. The “Frida” actress had posed in a plunging white dress complete with a torch and crown, writing:
“The time has come to liberate ourselves from division.”
The top-liked reply, receiving over 2,000 likes, lashed out, with the user saying: “It’s not division it’s different of opinion !!!!!!! Democracy !!! Not just one way ! Communism !!! Educate yourself .” Salma has not addressed the comment or the multitude of others inferring the same thought.