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(2002)

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In the movie, when Frida Kahlo first meets Diego Rivera as a young girl, she is spying on him flirting with a nude model; Rivera tells the model that he could eat her wrapped in tortilla. This is actually a reference to Rivera's real-life autobiography where he describes practicing cannibalism on female cadavers in 1904.
Frida Kahlo's niece was so impressed with the film that she gave Salma Hayek one of Kahlo's necklaces.
Chavela Vargas, who sings a song ('La Llorona') to Frida in the bar, knew the real Frida Kahlo with whom she'd had an affair.
Salma Hayek did some of the paintings in the movie.
Alfred Molina gained 50 lbs (23 kg) for his role as Diego Rivera.
Laura San Giacomo was originally set to play Frida Kahlo but was dropped when fans objected to a non-Mexican playing the role of Frida.
Edward Norton did an uncredited rewrite of the script.
Robert De Niro was interested in the role of Diego Rivera when the film was in development.
Opening film of the 2002 Venice Film Festival.
The whole film was digitally color corrected at 2K resolution.
Jennifer Lopez was very interested in playing the part of Frida Kahlo.
Madonna, who is a fan of Frida Kahlo and owns some of her work, was reportedly keen to play the role.
Marisa Tomei was considered for the role of Frida Kahlo.
Madonna wanted to cast Marlon Brando as Diego Rivera.
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