Salma Hayek had no idea what or who Marvel’s “Eternals” were, even after signing a contract to be a part of the upcoming film adaptation.
The Mexican actress is set to be a part of the star-studded Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movie starring Angelia Jolie and Richard Madden, but apparently had no inclination over the nature of the plot.
“I didn’t know anything about it,” said Hayek to variety. “My problem was that I had sworn to secrecy because I was one of the first people they hired, but I had to keep it a secret for a long, long time. So when I got the call, I told them, “I confess. Eventually, I’ll know all there is to know, but what are the Eternals? Do they exist in comics? I don’t know who Ajax is. ”
Screen Rant Reports how Hayek wasn’t even allowed to see the script until she signed the contract, just like the silent nature featured in new Marvel Studios projects.
“They didn’t let me see the script until I signed,” she continues to explain. “It was very disturbing… I was scared. But that’s okay because I’ll tell you why I didn’t care. I love the director [Chloé Zhao]. She is brilliant.
For those of you unfamiliar with Hayek, “The Eternals” follows the story of an immortal alien race who seek to protect Earth from nefarious forces. The film will be part of Phase Four of the MCU, which follows the events after “Avengers: Endgame.”
“The Eternals” is scheduled for release on November 5, 2021.