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Salma Hayek Almost Missed Out On Her Role in Marvel's 'The Eternals'

Salma Hayek Almost Missed Out On Her Role in Marvel's 'The Eternals'

Salma Hayek is opening up about her role in Marvel’s upcoming, The Eternals, and admitted that she almost turned it down!

Click inside to see the reason why Salma Hayek almost turned down her part…

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly in the movie’s cover story, Salma said that she assumed that Marvel wanted her to play an older, grandma-type supporting role.

“Forget it,” Salma recalled saying. “I said, ‘God knows what kind of grandmother they want me to play.’ I’m used to being [told] I’m going to be the extra or the old prostitute. And then they said the director was Chloé Zhao, and I said, ‘OK! Let’s have the meeting!’”

During the meeting, she was pleasantly surprised to hear that they didn’t want her for a grandmother role at all, but instead as Ajak, one of the most important members of The Eternals and a character originally intended for a man.

Marvel’s The Eternals will hit theaters on November 5.

If you didn’t see, Salma‘s co-star Kit Harington had to do a little research on his own role!

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