Salma Hayek Reveals Details About Her Eternals Character

Salma Hayek has revealed new details about her Eternals character. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings have completed nearly two weeks in theatres which means the attention is slowly turning to the next Marvel venture.

The next entry is that of Eternals in the MCU after Shang-Chi and the movie will also be introducing new characters just like the latter. The movie was written and directed by Chloe Zhao and revolves around a group of immortal aliens. 

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The Eternals are instructed to never interfere with human affairs unless their evil counterparts, the Deviants are involved. The aftermath of Avengers: Endgame has paced the way for Eternals after half the Earth’s population returns. 

Recently, in an interview with Total Film, Salma Hayek has revealed new details about her Eternals character. Fans are aware of her character a bit but Salma let an interesting detail slip. She was discussing how Chloe wanted to “tackle the concept of leadership from the perspective of womanhood”.

The actress let it slip that her character cannot have kids. She said, “Chloé decided to tackle the concept of leadership from the perspective of motherhood… I’m not a mother. I’m an alien. I can’t have kids. However, my character used to be a man in the comics, now it’s a woman. 

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So instead of just changing the gender, I proposed to [Zhao] to really bring something that is very specific to womanhood.” Fans are already aware that Ajak was gender-swapped for the movie. In previous interviews, Salma has talked about how her character is like a maternal figure to the group.