HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — Salma Hayek Pinault is set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Friday evening.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Adam Sandler and Oscar-winning director Chloe Zhao will join the best actress Oscar nominee at the 6 p.m. ceremony in front of the box office of TCL Chinese Theatre Hollywood IMAX.
Hayek Pinault and Sandler appeared together in the 2010 comedy "Grown Ups" and its 2013 sequel "Grown Ups 2." Zhao directed Hayek Pinault in the recently released Marvel film "Eternals."
Hayek Pinault was ecstatic at the ceremony:
"I am very moved by tonight. It is, of course, a big honor... We are all made out of stardust -- I think it's 94% of our atoms are the same as the stars. ... We are all stars ... and when you see this star, I want you to know that because you are all in my heart. Part of your stardust is in that place, so you tell all your friends you are part of that star too."
The ceremony comes five days before the release of Hayek Pinault's latest film, "House of Gucci," portraying crafty psychic Pina Auriemma.
Sandler, who received his own star on the Walk of Fame in 2011, was just as excited as his longtime friend was, calling her one of the finest actresses of a generation. "It is my honor to be one of the presenters at the Hollywood Walk of Fame for the incomparable Salma Hayek," Sandler said in his speech.
The star is the 2,709th since the completion of the Walk of Fame in 1961 with the first 1,558 stars.
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