Lifestyle Pets Salma Hayek Stays Calm By Meditating with Her Pet Owl: 'She Stays Super Still' While preparing for her new film Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, Salma Hayek stayed calm and focused by meditating alongside her pet owl Kering. By Julie Jordan Julie Jordan Instagram Twitter Julie Jordan is an Editor at Large for PEOPLE. She has been with the brand for 25 years, holding various roles in the Los Angeles Bureau including Associate Bureau Chief. In 2006, she relocated to the Midwest where she continues to cover all things entertainment and Hollywood, including celebrity covers, features and specials such as Sexiest Man Alive and the Beautiful Issue.Prior to joining PEOPLE, Jordan freelanced for magazines such as SOUTHERN LIVING and graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism. She is well-versed in what it takes to be the Sexiest Man Alive (having interviewed 11 of them for their cover stories) and considers shooting a confetti cannon on-stage alongside Garth Brooks during his performance of "Friends in Low Places" a career highlight. People Editorial Guidelines and Kelli Bender Kelli Bender Kelli Bender is the Pets Editor for PEOPLE Digital and PEOPLE magazine. She has been with the PEOPLE brand for more than eight years, working as a writer/producer across PEOPLE's Lifestyle, Features, and Entertainment verticals before taking on her current role. Kelli is also an editor on PEOPLE's Stories to Make You Smile and serves as an editorial lead on PEOPLE's World's Cutest Rescue Dog Contest and Pet Product Awards. Before joining PEOPLE, Kelli helped AOL and Whalerock launch a pet lifestyle site called PawNation. She is a pet parent to a cat named Wallace, and her professional and personal devotion to animals has taken her to three dog weddings ... so far. People Editorial Guidelines Published on June 14, 2021 03:05 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Salma Hayek/Instagram Salma Hayek is "really excited" for a summer at the movies. The actress is one of the stars of the upcoming film Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, out June 16 and co-starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson, and she is looking forward to sharing the action-comedy with everyone. "It's funny. I'm really excited to experience collective laughter in a theater," Hayek, 54, tells PEOPLE. Of course, with work comes stress. Luckily, Hayek has found a unique way to manage the stress life can throw her way: owl meditation. While meditation is a common self-care ritual for many, the star has added her own unique twist to the practice. "You won't believe this. I do meditate with the owl very, very often," she says of how her pet owl Kering keeps her relaxed. Salma Hayek Says Her 'Curious' Pet Rescue Owl Has Great Taste: 'She Like Good Wine, This One' "The minute I go deep into meditation, she stays super still," Hayek continues. Almost every day, Hayek brings Kering — who recently joined Hayek on her shoot for PEOPLE's 2021 Beautiful Issue — into her meditation room for some companionship during long sessions. RELATED VIDEO: Salma Hayek on How She Ended up with a Pet Owl This isn't the only activity Kering and Hayek enjoy together. They also share meals, watch TV on Hayek's iPad, and more. "Just being in the same room [with her], there's an energy to it, and it is mesmerizing," Hayek said of Kering in April. To read more about Hayek and her upcoming film, Hitman's Wife' Bodyguard, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE on newsstands everywhere now.