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Salma Hayek says she lies about her weight, but not her age: 'I like being 54'

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Salma Hayek tends to celebrate her birthdays with carefree bikini selfies, so it's little surprise that the 54-year-old actress is all about embracing her age. In an interview with NBC's Savannah Guthrie for "Six-Minute Marathon," the Frida star was asked about the age she'd choose to be for a week. Hayek responded with her actual age.

"I'm excited about my age," the Oscar-nominated actress told Guthrie. "I don't lie about my age."

The Today host replied that Hayek seemed to be "possibly reverse-aging," much to the star's delight.

"I like my numbers," Hayek continued. "I like being 54. It's an accomplishment."

While the body-confident celebrity is leaning into her 50s, she hasn't always been so thrilled to get older.

"You know what, I hated it when I turned 30," she admitted. "Oh my God, I had a crisis."

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Salma Hayek says she's "excited" about being 54. (Photo: Gisela Schober/Getty Images)

While Hayek doesn't lie about her age, she 'fessed up to doing some number-crunching about her weight.

"I'm not much of a liar, but I am Mexican so I like to embellish," she told Guthrie, adding that her most recent fib was likely when she "lied yesterday about my weight to my husband." Hayek is married to French billionaire François-Henri Pinault, with whom she shares 13-year-old daughter Valentina.

When Guthrie suggested that lying about weight was fair game, Hayek responded, "I agree with you, it's kind of like embellishing in the other direction."

The interview also saw the actress opening up about her wellness practices, including meditation and yoga. Hayek added that she swears by a 5-minute workout that she created — but sadly couldn't demonstrate on camera.

"I invented an exercise, it's like 5 minutes and it works my entire body," she teased, adding, "I have invented like one little routine that's very weird and it's kind of working. You're sore the next day [but] when you're doing it you don't feel it because you use inertia to do it."

Time to drop that workout tape!

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