Date: 22nd October 2000
LATEST: Sexy actress SALMA HAYEK is worried that her dream to play CLEOPATRA on the big screen will be ruined by her Mexican accent.
The star is desperately battling it out with rival JENNIFER LOPEZ for the starring role in the $45 million (£30 million) British remake about Cleopatra's love triangle with JULIUS CAESAR and MARC ANTHONY. A concerned Salma says, "I grew up in Mexico. Jennifer grew up in New York speaking English, not Spanish." (MB/TG/RGS)