First Image of Salma Hayek in Cirque du Freak
08.09.09 by BJSprecher
The first picture of actress Salma Hayek (Frida) as her character in Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant has been released, and it's a hairy one. Hayek's character, Madame Truska, performs as a "bearded lady" in a traveling freak show with her lover, Larten Crepsley (played by John C. Reilly), the titular vampire. The movie is based on the popular Cirque du Freak young adult novels by Darren Shan.
When asked about playing such an unusual character, Hayek told Entertainment Weekly:
... she needs to be very comfortable with herself. I thought, of all people to have that problem, she'd be an interesting one.
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant is directed by Paul Weitz (American Pie) and also stars Willem DaFoe, Ken Watanabe, Orlando Jones, and Ray Stevenson