Salma Hayek who is a part of multi starrer Marvel Cinematic Universe recently opened up about her costume in the film. The movie was directed by Chloe Zhao, who won an Oscar for Best Director earlier this year. Hayek is seen playing the role of Ajak, the wise leader of the titular extra-terrestrial immortals who are living on earth in disguise.
They reunite to destroy the Deviants and to protect the planet from the same. In the last comic, Thanos was one of the Deviants.
Hayek, while speaking to Variety, opened up about her fears about getting into the shoes of Ajak, literally. She said, “I am claustrophobic. I was terrified of the costume. I was terrified. Because if I cannot move and it’s kind of thick… I was like, ‘Oh my God, I’m not going to be able to breathe. It’s going to drive me crazy. And I went to put it on, I found myself profoundly moved. It was a very strange experience because I didn’t expect it. I forgot about how does it fit? Am I going to get a claustrophobic attack?”
“All I could see was, ‘Oh my God, here’s a Mexican female in this outfit and this is really happening. And yes, we get to be superheroes”, she adds.
Eternals is written by Matthew and Ryan Firpo which also stars Richard Madden, Gemma Chan, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh, Don Lee, Barry Keoghan, Richard Madden, Gemma Chan, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh, Don Lee, Barry Keoghan, Angelina Jolie and Kit Harington. Jolie and Kit Harington.