Actress SALMA HAYEK still regrets not becoming a professional gymnast when she was a child, because she would have loved to represent Mexico around the world.

The pretty movie star was drafted by Mexico's national team but her father refused to let her travel the world.

She says, "He said, 'I'm not going to take away the opportunity of my daughter to have a childhood.'

"I resented him, and then I wanted to escape from that town that prevented me from doing that... I always have wished that I'd gone. But hey, I adore my father. We get along fine."

05/07/2005 09:09