Salma Hayek given acting tips by daughter

Salma Hayek's daughter Valentina gives her acting advice on set.

Salma Hayek's daughter Valentina is turning into a director as she gives her mother notes on how to improve her acting.

The Mexican actress usually brings her eight-year-old daughter, who she has with her husband Francois-Henri Pinault, with her on film sets but rather than relax in a trailer, Valentina likes to be in the middle of action to give her input on her mother's acting.

"She's definitely becoming a director and even in the silly comedies with Adam Sandler (Grown Ups), since she was very, very little, she likes to stay right next to the monitor," she told Britain's Hello! magazine.

"It's troublesome because she likes to come and give me notes. And I say: 'No, you're not allowed.' Then I think about the note and it's like: 'Damn - she's right'. They're good," she concedes.

In Salma's next movie, fairy tale adaptation Tale of Tales, she plays a Queen who will do anything to conceive a child, and in one gruesome scene she eats the heart of a sea dragon.

The 49-year-old admits she had no idea what the heart was made out of, and the team refused to tell her until she finally rebelled when she came across a worm-like texture inside it.

"My daughter Valentina said: 'You know what that is? This is marshmallows that have been soaked in blood for so long.' Imagine the disgusting texture...

"Then there were some worms and I said: 'Okay, this is where I draw the line - you tell me what this worm is or I won't dig my teeth in it.' And they told me it was spaghetti. But it didn't taste like spaghetti - it was gross."

Tale of Tales is currently screening in U.K. cinemas.

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