Salma Hayek would be an astronaut if she wasn't an actress.

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek

The 'From Dusk till Dawn' star had big dreams of going into space as a young girl but thinks realistically she would be working in "some flower shop" if she hadn't made it as an actress.

Speaking to Kevin Smith at the IMDb studio at the Sundance Film Festival, she said: "There is the job that I would love to do and then the reality of the job I would be doing. I would have loved to have been an astronaut.

"[If I wasn't an actress] I probably would be working at some flower shop or married in Coatzacoalcos [her hometown] with 10 kids, I don't know."

And there is every chance Salma's nine-year-old daughter Valentina - who she has with her husband François-Henri Pinault - could follow her into the film industry as she previously revealed her daughter gave her acting notes on the set of 'Tale of Tales'.

She said: "She's definitely a director and even in the silly comedies with Adam Sandler ['Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2'], since she was very, very little, she likes to stay right to the monitor. And it's troublesome because she likes to come over 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."

And Salma wants to make sure her daughter gets proper schooling and so only opts for movies where she can stay with the family whilst filming or will go further afield when her daughter's off school.

She added: "It's very simple. I only work either in the summer or in the situations where I am never apart from her. The maximum in my whole life is two weeks. And that's why I also only take films in Europe or around her holiday schedules ... It gets complicated."

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