AceShowbiz - Angelina Jolie and her "Eternals" co-stars Salma Hayek, Lauren Ridloff, and Gemma Chan are to be honored by ELLE magazine bosses as part of the annual Women in Hollywood event this week (beginning October 18).
The women will also be celebrated in the latest issue of Elle, with Jolie opening up about the bond she formed with her cast mates while making the upcoming "Eternals".
"A lot of times as an actress, you're that individual strong woman, or you have one sister; you don't often have this family where you really get to know women and see all the different strengths," the Oscar winner says.
"Gemma's grace and elegance and the way she walks through the world, Salma's motherhood and power, and Lauren's connection and intelligence. Everybody came as themselves. Maybe there's something to that, that the characters weren't as far off [from ourselves]."
"I think there's a secret that we don't know that our director [Chloe Zhao] knows, because if you look at her films, she casts a lot of real people as their roles and it shapes her films."
Hayek adds, "I never thought I was going to be one of the Eternals. It doesn't happen. It's never happened to me like that before without a fight and like, 'I can do this, please hire me!' When she [Zhao] told me I was one of them, I was like, 'Me, Mexican, Middle Eastern? Me, in my fifties? I'm going to be a superhero in a Marvel movie?' "
"Sometimes as a woman, as a woman of color and with the age, you feel so overlooked. It was one of those moments where you think, 'OK, I held on in this industry, survived for this long.' I just felt acknowledged by somebody I admire and didn't know she was watching me."