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Salma Hayek Admits She Knew Nothing About the 'Eternals' Before Joining the Movie

Salma Hayek Admits She Knew Nothing About the 'Eternals' Before Joining the Movie

Salma Hayek is sharing some new details about her upcoming Marvel movie Eternals!

In a new interview, the 54-year-old actress admitted she didn’t know anything about the comic before landing the role in the movie.

“I was sworn to secrecy because I was one of the first people that they hired, but I had to keep it in a secret for a long, long time,” Salma shared on the Variety podcast “Just for Variety.”

“So, when I had the call, I said to them, ‘I confess. Eventually I will know everything that there is to know, but what are the Eternals? Do they exist in comics? I don’t know who’s Ajax.’” Salma recalled. “And then they explained everything to me. They explained me the script. They didn’t give me the script. I had to sign the contract without reading the script. They wouldn’t let me see the script until I signed. That was very unsettling.”

Salma then chatted about costume she wears in the upcoming Marvel movie directed by Chloe Zhao.

“Then I was afraid of the outfit. I’m claustrophobic,” Salma admitted. “I was very afraid that I was going to feel like I couldn’t move. It has a completely different DNA from the [other Marvel movies]. It’s shot different than all the other ones. It’s in real locations and they found some crazy extraterrestrial-looking locations. I don’t know if I’m allowed to talk about what they do with the camera, but…it’s not mostly done in post. The cinematography is incredible.”

Despite her reservations, Salma says she finds her Eternals costume is “empowering.”

“It really moved me…It’s not because I’m putting on an outfit but we get the right to be superheroes today. I’m also 54,” Salma explained. “So there was something really moving, not just for me, but for everything, all the different stereotypes. She’s not sexy. You know what I’m saying? She’s not sexy at all. I’m very short. I’ve been bullied for being short my entire life. And suddenly, it doesn’t matter. You’re a superhero in the Marvel universe. It moved me.”

Salma stars in the Eternals alongside Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Brian Tyree Henry, and Gemma Chan.

Kumail also shared some exciting news about the movie!

Eternals is scheduled to be released on November 5.

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