At the age of 15, Salazar left her parents: she lived on her own, worked as a waitress at a pizzeria, and almost did not appear at school. The actress does not like to talk about the reasons for this act, and only notes that in those years she made a series of wrong decisions.
In the family, I was the child whom the parents put on the table and watched how she danced, saying, “Oh, our child is over-talented.” In my room, I rehearsed emotions in front of the mirror all the time: I’m angry, I’m crying, I’m worried, I want to sleep.
Soon, the girl was offered the lead role in the comedy Night Owls (dir. Charles Hood), and then the actress appeared in the dystopian film Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (dir. Wes Ball) as Brenda, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) savior. Her character appeared in the fourth part of this super-popular youth franchise that appeared on screens in early 2018.
The old version of me, as well as my characters in Night Owls, The Divergent Series: Insurgent and Maze Runner are nothing but open wound. They are like angry Pit Bulls that bark at people and bite, but if they meet a person who makes a little effort to understand them, they turn into loyal pets.