Salma Hayek has been in the industry for decades and she has certainly had various acclaimed films throughout her career. However, this is the first time that she will be a superhero and a movie, and although it took her a few years before she finally landed such a role, she is grateful that it is Eternals who knocked on his door and gave him Ajak.
Eternals is currently in the spotlight of Marvel and one of its main actresses is none other than Salma Hayek who plays Ajak. In an interview with Digital spy, Salma Hayek has revealed that she complains that she never landed a superhero role and that no one had called her for such a role. Hayek felt that Eternals is intended for him.
Hayek considers Eternals special, as this is where she belongs, “I have this strange feeling that this is the movie that I belong to. I don’t know what it says about me, maybe because I’m a rebel and I love to fight for different things and it’s so special, it’s an honor.
Hayek also shared that she never thought she would even be a superhero because no one ever called her for it, and now she’s grateful, “I was complaining like ‘How come- Is it that they never call me for this movie? I’m I’ll never be a superhero … “and I’m so grateful that no one called me. Thank you for not having thought of me because then I would not have been asked. “
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A “rare gem” as she calls it, Eternals shows something different, from the production to the story itself, besides being truly diverse. Jokingly, Hayek thought she would have a different role, “They don’t show you the script. You have to sign this contract without seeing the script. When they told me the first time, I didn’t think I was going to. being one of the superheroes, I thought I was going to play someone’s mom or nanny.
Hayek had nothing but praise for Chloe Zhao, “Imagine sitting there; this director whom I really admire and respect. As an actor you want to do something big and epic or something meaningful and artistic with an incredible director, and this film is that rare gem that has both. “
In Eternals, Ajak is one of the team leaders and one of the most important characters because her abilities are unlike any other – she is the bridge to communicate with the creators of the Eternals, the Celestials. She also has the power to heal and everyone seems to respect her as a mother.
Salma Hayek added her personal touch to the character, even arguing with director Chloe Zhao, to have her take on the character translated to the screen. In the end, it was worth it and it was beautifully executed that even in the trailers you see how much she cares about each of the other Eternals. However, some theories say it could be the root of the ongoing fiasco.
Ajak debuts in Eternals November 5, 2021.