Someone grab the rosaries and sage. Oscar-nominated actress Salma Hayek (Frida) says her house is haunted. She revealed that she thinks she is living with ghosts during an appearance on The Ellen Show this week to promote her Marvel film Eternals.
Hayek explained that her house in London is haunted, although at first, she hesitated to admit it because she doesn’t want her staff to quit.
“Let’s say it was haunted, I think,” Salma told Ellen during the interview. “I don’t want my staff to leave. It is not [haunted] like it was before, definitely.”
Hayek said she’s had at least one staff member quit because he heard the piano playing by itself. “I was not there,” Salma quipped. “I think he was drunk, but they swear on it.”
It’s not only a possessed piano that is inside her home, however. Hayek said she has seen lights flickering on and off and doors and windows open and close on their own. Hayek’s daughter Valentina confirmed that their house was haunted. She was in the audience at the show.
“I get it the worst,” she told Ellen. “I’ve seen the actual [ghosts].”
Both Hayek and her daughter believe there is something there. Hayek’s husband, François-Henri Pinault, does not. “My husband thinks it’s absolutely nonsense,” Hayek said.
Nonsense or not, Hayek, just to be on the safe side, decided to bring someone who could help ward off any spirits in her house. She did have some rules before he started the cleansing. “I said no chicken legs or chicken heads,” Hayek said. “Don’t bring me some dead animal in my house.”
The healer told Hayek and her daughter that he found ghosts in their home and that one of them was a nun, but that he didn’t make the entity leave because “she has good vibes.”
Maybe with these haunting experiences, we’ll see Hayek do more horror movies in the future. A Conjuring spin-off that’s not about La Llorona sounds like it has potential.