First Look exclusive: Salma Hayek as a bearded lady!

Cirque du freak, Salma HayekIn Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant (out Oct. 23), Hayek costars as Madame Truska, the hirsute woman in a traveling freak show and girlfriend of the titular vampire (John C. Reilly). The fantasy, based on the popular young-adult books, follows a boy (Chris Massoglia) who becomes an apprentice to Reilly‚Äôs vamp. Hayek’s character sprouts whiskers every time she gets passionate with her boyfriend. “So she needs to be very comfortable with herself, which Salma really is in real life,” says director Paul Weitz (About a Boy). “I thought, of all people to have that problem, she’d be an interesting one.” Check out the EW issue on stands now for this and more First Looks, including one of Lucy Lawless in the sexy new TV series Spartacus: Blood and Sand.

PHOTO CREDIT: David Lee

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  • Still Dewer

    For a bearded lady, she’s ain’t half bad. Plus, if you can score some nair, then it’ll all be peach fuzz after that.

  • Terry

    She looks like Devandra Banhart

  • Red in Denver

    Bearded or not…. Salma Hayek is a gorgeous woman.

  • dppm

    This movie looks great! Does anyone have any info on the new character Rebecca?

  • Rachael

    Why for the love of God did they have to put a romance thing between Madame Tosca and Crepsley? I really and truly hope it doesn’t overshadow this film…I hope I don’t choke on my popcorn if they kiss.

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