Shocked to Land Eternals Role, Says Salma Hayek | Movies News
New Delhi: Hollywood star Salma Hayek, who is preparing for the release of her Marvel superhero film, ‘Eternals’, has admitted that she did not originally envision herself in the role.
According to People magazine, Hayek told a magazine that she was surprised to reserve the role of Ajak, described by the media as “the leader of a group of superb immortals” in the upcoming film directed by Chloe Zhao ( Nomadland).
Hayek said: “I was shocked to get this role in my 50s. I felt a sense of gratitude and excitement, not only for it, but for what it meant for the possibilities going forward. . “
Oscar winner Zhao told the outlet that Hayek was a perfect fit for the role of Ajak, whom she described as “the leader,” adding: “She is full of wisdom and very insightful – a mother figure for all the Eternals. “
While Marvel fans will have to wait until November 5 to see Hayek bring Ajak to life on the big screen, the actor has given some details about his character to another magazine.
“Chloe decided to approach the concept of leadership from a motherhood perspective,” she said, adding, “I’m not a mother. I’m an alien. I can’t have children. .
“However, my character was a man in the comics, now it’s a woman. So instead of just changing genders, I offered to [Zhao] really bring something very specific to femininity. “
Hayek, who celebrated his 55th birthday earlier this month, explained his take on aging and said: “For me, getting older is about repetition.”
“Something gets old when you’ve been doing it for a long time,” she said, before adding, “If you’re always changing, if you’re always curious, how can you be old? today. “
Hayek celebrated her birthday this year with a tropical getaway, where she posted a photo of herself on Instagram with the caption: “Happy 55th birthday, looking forward to new adventures #grateful.”