Salma Hayek says she and the women of ‘Eternals’ bonded over their superhero suits

From left: Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Don Lee, Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Salma Hayek, Gemma Chan, Lia McHugh, Brian Tyree Henry, and Barry Keoghan in 'Eternals.'
From left: Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Don Lee, Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Salma Hayek, Gemma Chan, Lia McHugh, Brian Tyree Henry, and Barry Keoghan in ‘Eternals.’ Marvel Studios
  • “Eternals” stars Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie, Lauren Ridloff, and Gemma Chan spoke to Elle.
  • Hayek said that their superhero suits bonded them.
  • The actress also said it was “emotional” seeing her costars in their costumes for the first time.

Salma Hayek and her female costars of “Eternals” connected over the experience of trying on their superhero suits for the first time.

“The suits kind of bonded us,” Hayek said in a new interview for Elle with costars Angelina Jolie, Lauren Ridloff, and Gemma Chan. “I’m like, ‘Let me see your suit. What is it?'”

The “Frida” star said that the actors were thrilled to wear elaborate costumes as part of their roles as immortals in the upcoming Marvel film, directed by Chloé Zhao.

“It was a big deal already, we like fashion and stuff, but it was becoming an alien, something else,” Hayek, who stars as the gender-flipped character Ajak, recalled. “This suit represented that. We were all very excited about it, our suits, and very nervous.”

Salma Hayek in Marvel's 'Eternals.'
Salma Hayek in Marvel’s ‘Eternals.’ Marvel Studios

Ridloff, who plays a speedster superhero named Makkari, said that the stars “spent a good amount of time just checking each other out” when they saw each other in the suits.

Hayek called the moment “emotional” and Jolie, who plays the warrior superhero Thena, said that there was a sense of camaraderie among the costars.

“You’d come out and everybody was so supportive of each other,” Jolie said. “You’d think that you’d walk out and say, ‘Oh, well, yes, I’m in my suit, it looks crazy.’ But everybody had a different feeling of, Look at our new family, look at all of us together.”

“Eternals” hits theaters on November 5. The ensemble film stars Hayek, Jolie, Ridloff, Chan, Lia McHugh, Kumail Nanjiani, Richard Madden, Don Lee, Brian Tyree Henry, Barry Keoghan, and Kit Harington.