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    Salma Hayek Explained Why She Almost Turned Down Marvel's "Eternals" And It Makes A Lot Of Sense

    "I said, 'Forget it.'"

    You know Salma Hayek.

    Salma Hayek poses for a picture on the red carpet while wearing a dress
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    And you know that Marvel's Eternals is coming out on November 1.

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    Eternals is directed by Chloé Zhao, who directed last year's Oscar-winning Nomadland.

    But did you know that Salma Hayek almost turned down her role in Eternals?

    It's true. Hayek recently revealed all to Entertainment Weekly about why she almost turned down the role of Ajak.

    "I said, 'Forget it,'" she recalled while remembering how she reacted to the initial offer. "I said, 'God knows what kind of grandmother they want me to play.'"

    "I'm used to being [told] I'm going to be the extra or the old prostitute."

    However, when Hayek found out that Zhao was directing it, she was immediately game: "I said, 'Okay! Let's have the meeting!'"

    You can read the entire feature here — and go watch Chloé Zhao's other movies, including The Rider! They're good!

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