Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek talk about their reasons for joining the Marvel cast Eternal. Angelina Jolie plays Thena, while Hayek plays Ajak, two members of the original. Eternal, created by The Celestials to protect and guide humanity on Earth. Created by Jack Kirby in 1976, the Eternals have been a part of the Marvel universe ever since and are now making their first live-action debut on the big screen.
Jolie has been a mainstay in Hollywood for decades, starring in hits like Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Girl, interrupted, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, wanted, and Pernicious, Among others. Hayek arrived on the scene with Robert Rodríguez Outlaw and From dusk to dawn, going to projects like Traffic, Frida, and Wild. Both actresses have become household names, creating a varied resume of projects in their names from all manner of genres, be it action, drama, comedy, science fiction, etc. Now, actresses are making their way into the superhero genre for the first time.
Talking to Screen rant For him Eternal journey, both Jolie and Hayek talked about how they came to join the Eternal family. Jolie has tackled larger-than-life characters before, especially in the video game adaptation of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and she said it was “good fight again” by Eternal. The actress went on to say that she had been approached for superhero roles in the past, but it wasn’t until Thena was offered that she really considered it, saying the role made her want to be a part of a bigger picture.
“And Thena … It was really this family that I wanted to be a part of. When I understood what this movie was going to be and who this group was, what this group would represent and how inclusive and diverse [it was], I felt like that’s what it should always have been. It is what I wanted to be, and discovering my role was secondary; Finding out who I would be But I just wanted to be with this family. And I trust this director. “
For Hayek, who has never been offered a superhero role before, Eternal and his Ajak character felt like “what is correct” and “in the right moment.” Hayek continued to praise director Chloé Zhao and highlighted the “eclectic“family that created with the film, saying: “I love the director. I think it’s very meaningful that he is in this moment, that he can be 50 years old and be a superhero, be Mexican-Arab and be a superhero, and be part of this eclectic family.” When Hayek joined the film, only Jolie had signed up at the time, which thrilled the actress. “Because my highest expectations about Angie, about the director, about our little family that we created, about the movie itself, is one of those rare occasions where you keep surprising yourself in a good way and it continues to grow.”
“For example, we couldn’t go out when we wanted to, because the world practically collapsed with a virus. However, everything has been eventful in this movie. There is nothing that is just normal. It’s just amazing.”
Hayek recently starred in The hitman’s bodyguard’s wife with Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson and has a role in the upcoming Ridley Scott biopic, Gucci house. Jolie’s last acting job was on Taylor Sheridan Those who wish me dead, which debuted in theaters and on HBO Max this past May. Jolie has also made a name for herself as a director, having made several movies, including the one from 2014. Intact and the biographical drama of 2017 They killed my father first for Netflix.
Both Jolie and Hayek have proven their mettle in every other genre they’ve worked on and it will surely be the same as Marvel superheroes. They bring great experience and familiarity to Eternal, giving it an esteem that is generally not immediately granted when stars are untested. For Jolie and Hayek, it’s about bringing their experience and knowledge to the MCU, rather than trying to show off their strengths to be in it, which is refreshing. The MCU has brought revered actors to many of its projects in the past, from Robert Redford to Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer to Tony Leung and beyond, making her universe a place for new and established talent to flourish. Jolie and Hayek will undoubtedly do just that with Eternal.
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