Salma Hayek on seeing herself as Ajax in Eternals for the first time: It was empowering, it really moved me

Salma Hayek, who plays Ajax in Eternals, was asked in an interview about her reaction while seeing herself as the Eternals' leader for the first time when she looked in the mirror.
Eternals is slated to release on November 5, 2021 Salma Hayek on seeing herself as Ajax in Eternals for the first time: It was empowering, it really moved me
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Salma Hayek will be making her entry into the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) world as Ajax, the badass leader of Eternals. Along with the 54-year-old actress, Eternals also stars Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kit Harington and Kumail Nanjiani amongst many others. During a recent appearance on Variety's podcast Just for Variety, Hayek was asked for her reaction when she saw herself as Ajax in the mirror for the first time.

"It was empowering. It really moved me. ...They told me [early in Hayek’s career], 'It's never going to happen for you here.' I am representing. It’s not because I’m putting on an outfit but we get the right to be superheroes today. I’m also 54. So there was something really moving, not just for me, but for everything, all the different stereotypes," Salma revealed. According to the Bliss star, Ajax is not sexy at all while sharing how she's very short herself in real-life because of which she's been bullied her entire life.

However, with playing Ajax, it doesn't matter to Salma anymore as she's now a "superhero in the Marvel universe" which moved her.

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With Chloe Zhao in the director's chair, Eternals' ensemble also includes Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Lia McHugh, Don Lee, Gemma Chan, Barry Keoghan and Haaz Sleiman. Eternals is slated to release in the US on November 5, 2021.