Hollywood beauty Salma Hayek has apologised to the inhabitants of her hometown for missing the opening of a new theatre.

The FRIDA actress blamed filming delays for missing the inauguration ceremony of the 17,000-seat theatre in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico.

She had planned to attend the event and then enjoy a concert by opera superstar Luciano Pavarotti. However, her extended schedule meant she arrived midway through Pavarotti's set.

Hayek, who is shooting LAS BANDIDAS with Penelope Cruz, tempered angry media reports by saying sorry on local radio and TV stations.

22/11/2004 17:30