Salma Hayek's Pet Rescue Owl Once Coughed Up a Hairball on Harry Styles' Head: 'He Didn't Scream'
"That happens sometimes when you have guests in this house," said Salma Hayek, who has a pet rescue owl named Kering
While appearing on Tuesday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard actress, 54, recalled an incident in which the "Watermelon Sugar" singer, 27, visited her home and was enamored with her southern white-faced owl, even after the animal regurgitated a hairball on him.
"One time there was a very important celebrity, will not say his name, and he was really excited about the owl and was hoping the owl would go on his head because it was on me," said Hayek. "He's like, 'I need an owl in my life. How do you do that?' And the minute he least expected it, he came on his head."
"But then [the owl] did the thing, and this thing came out, this ball of rat hair was on his head," she added, signaling where the small pellet fell on top of Style's noggin. "He was okay. He was kind of cool, he didn't scream. That happens sometimes when you have guests in this house!"
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Though she didn't reveal Styles' identity while telling the story, DeGeneres asked Hayek again before the end of the interview and the actress confirmed it was the former One Direction member. "I hope I'm not in trouble!" she said with a laugh. "He was super cool, by the way. He was super cool even with that happening. ... He's the best."
Hayek told PEOPLE about her bond with Kering the owl earlier this year. The star met the critter two years ago after responding to an advertisement about rescue owls. After researching the work that goes into caring for creatures, Hayek decided to adopt him.
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"I gave it to my husband as a Valentine's present and named her Kering because that's the name of his company and their symbol of the owl," Hayek said of when Kering and her husband François-Henri Pinault first met. "And he was like, 'Well, thank you, but I know this is your own present for yourself.' "
As a lifelong animal lover, Hayek said she always appreciates the chance to bond with each of her pets and discover their unique personalities.
"Because they don't talk, you really have to be present with them, to communicate with them, to understand them. They always make you feel welcome. They never complain," she previously explained to PEOPLE.