The 45-year-old believes her role of cartel leader Elena in the crime thriller was great, and husband Francois-Henri Pinault convinced her to take up the role and not take acting so casually.
"Roles like Elena don't come along frequently. I didn't want to do another movie to be honest. Francois convinced me of that. Actually I quit acting," German Vogue magazine quoted her as saying.
The actress said that even though she did not take acting seriously, she would have still done 'Savages' because it was helmed by Stone. "If at all I just wanted to do it for fun.
I didn't take it that seriously anymore. And then he (Stone) came. To be honest even if I didn't like the part I still would have said yes just to work with Oliver," Hayek said.