Salma Hayek's new Burger King commercial may leave the Spanish-speaking audience salivating for a burger very soon.
Burger King's recently revealed its largest menu shake-up ever, with McDonald’s-esque garden salads, snack wraps, real fruit smoothies and frappés, reports the L.A. Times.
According to the L.A. Times, Salma Hayek is one of the stars of Burger King's new ad campaign. The chain, which is in the middle of a major revamp, said it will re-list shares on the NYSE within three months.
Sometimes life has a way of coming full circle.
Back in 1988, a younger Salma Hayek shot her first commercial: Burger Boy, a Mexican burger chain no longer in business. She has sure come a long way since her red cape heyday (see video below), according to Guanabee.com. In Burger Boy's commercial, she plays Little Red Riding Hood and sings about taking her grandmother out for a bite.
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In Burger King's commercial, she plays an overworked mother, a sexy seductress, and what looks like a geeky Chilindrina look-alike.
Chances are the Latino audience won't be able to pinpoint the inspiration behind the "geeky" look Hayek is sporting. Is the former executive producer of "Ugly Betty" paying homage to "Betty La Fea"? Or is this look more reminiscent of Chilindrina? You decide.
In addition to Salma Hayek, Burger King has also recruited Modern Family's Sofia Vergara for a commercial for Spanish-market ads, reports The Baltimore Sun. Stay tuned!
SALMA HAYEK'S BURGER BOY COMMERCIAL OF 1988:
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 15: Actress Salma Hayek arrives at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 15, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Salma Hayek arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party for the 84th Annual Academy Awards at the Sunset Tower on February 26, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN SANCHEZ-GONZALEZ (Photo credit should read ADRIAN SANCHEZ-GONZALEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Mexican born actress Salma Hayek gestures during a press conference to present the film 'La Chispa De La Vida' at the Berlinale film festival on February 15, 2012 in Berlin. The 62nd Berlinale, the first major European film festival of the year, kicked off on February 9, 2012, with 23 productions screening in the main showcase. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 19: Salma Hayek arrives to Goya Cinema Awards 2012 ceremony, at the Palacio Municipal de Congresos on February 19, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 15: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been retouched.) Actress Salma Hayek poses for a portrait on February 15, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 05: Francois-Henri Pinault and Salma Hayek attend the Stella McCartney Ready-To-Wear Fall/Winter 2012 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on March 5, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Mexican actress Salma Hayek poses next to Disney character Mickey as she launches Disneyland Paris's 20th birthday celebrations at Disneyland Paris in Chessy Marne-la-Vallee, outside Paris. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS SAMSON (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Mexican born actress Salma Hayek pose for photographers at the premiere for the film 'As Luck Would Have It' (La chispa de la vida) at the Berlinale film festival on February 15, 2012 in Berlin. The 62nd Berlinale, the first major European film festival of the year, kicked off on February 9, 2012, with 23 productions screening in the main showcase. Eighteen pictures will vie for the Golden Bear top prize at the event running to February 19. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)