Salma Hayek is delighted to lastly play a superhero in ‘The Eternals’.
The ‘Frida’ star portrays Ajak, the non secular chief of the Eternals, within the Marvel Cinematic Universe flick, which additionally stars Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Gemma Chan, Kit Harrington and Kumail Nanjiani.
In an interview with Total Film journal, Salma mentioned: ”At 53 – lastly! – I could be a superhero.
”I play Ajak, who’s the chief of the superheroes and all of them are individuals you’ll by no means have imagined. Except for Angelina. Angelina – she was born to be a superhero!”
The 53-year-old actress is staying tight-lipped concerning the plot of the film, which has had its launch date pushed again to February 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
But she is going to describe the Eternals – an immortal alien race who secretly dwell on Earth – as ”misfits” and means that the movie is ”one thing completely different”.
Salma defined: ”The remainder of us (Eternals) are like misfits, and we’re all superheroes, and I get to be the chief. That sounds actually acceptable! Yes, why not? Let’s go! It simply made me really feel like, ‘Maybe they’re doing one thing completely different.’ And they’re.”
Salma was additionally very eager to work with ‘The Eternals’ director Chloe Zhao, having been impressed by her work on ‘The Rider’.
She mentioned: ”The director is superb. Did you see her first film? The Rider? I used to be blown away.
”The one factor that excited me essentially the most was the director. She’s unimaginable.”
Kumail, who performs the function of Kingo within the movie, confirmed on social media that film has been pushed again by three months.
He tweeted: ”There are many extra necessary issues taking place on the earth proper now.
”But The Eternals launch date has moved from November sixth, 2020 to February 12th, 2021. So be protected, wash your fingers, avoid crowds, social distance, and we’ll see you in February.”