Paranoid Marvel Director Terrified Salma Hayek With “Weird” Threats About People Spying Through the Walls While Promoting $402M Film

Paranoid Marvel Director Terrified Salma Hayek With “Weird” Threats About People Spying Through the Walls While Promoting $402M Film
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Mexican actress Salma Hayek was a newcomer to Marvel Studios when she joined the stellar cast of Eternals. And being unaware of the rules and regulations surrounding MCU projects, Hayek nearly blew some Eternals spoilers way back in 2019. Reflecting upon the San Diego Comic-Con 2019, the actress spoke about a hushed conversation with director Chloe Zhao.

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Salma Hayek

Appearing on The Graham Norton Show, Salma Hayek mentioned how she was inches close to ruining her “secret” Marvel movie. Recalling the terrifying incident during Comic-Con 2019, Hayek mentioned how she had to carefully speak about the movie before and after its big reveal at Comic-Con. 

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Salma Hayek Almost Spoiled Eternals During Comic-Con 

Marvel Cinematic Universe is known for being tight-lipped about their projects before they get released. However, certain newcomers in Marvel Studios fail to realize the rules and regulations associated. Well, apparently MCU’s brand new addition Salma Hayek almost spilled secrets about her Eternals movie. 

Salma Hayek in Eternals (2021).
Salma Hayek in Eternals

Discussing the terrifying incident during her appearance on The Graham Norton Show, Salma Hayek explained the dangers of openly discussing a Marvel project. Moving on to what actually happened, the actress mentioned nearly spoiling Eternals at San Diego Comic-Con, years before it was released in theaters. 

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Hayek nearly spoiled her Marvel movie

Reflecting upon her Mexican side, which makes her voice naturally loud, Salma Hayek recalled sitting alone with director Chloe Zhao, backstage. With no one around, the actress mentioned asking Zhao questions about the script, quite loudly. That’s when she was shushed by Zhao before she could spoil anything for Marvel. 

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Salma Hayek Was Petrified Of Chloe Zhao’s Weird Threats 

During Comic-Con 2019, Marvel revealed their plans for Phase 4, which included Eternals as its third release. Thus, Marvel Studios had to be quite secretive about Salma Hayek’s movie. However, the actress almost ruined MCU’s plan, until director Chloe Zhao gave a serious warning to Hayek. 

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Salma Hayek appeared on The Graham Norton Show

I remember talking to the director for the first time in a hotel where they do…Comic-Con! The whole thing was completely surreal. I’m talking to her and you know, I’m Mexican, I talk loud. And I start asking her questions and she’s like ‘Shhhhhh’” 

Terrified of how Chloe Zhao behaved after Salma Hayek asked her simple questions, the actress mentioned getting some weird threats from the director. According to Hayek, Zhao was worried people might be pressing their ears against the wall to listen for spoilers. “They can hear us! And the script is secret! And I’m like, ‘But there’s no one here.’” the actress shared. 

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Hayek mentioned getting weird threats from Chloe Zhao

Next door! You have to be very careful. Everybody knows that we’re talking about the new Marvel movie. They could be hearing on the walls” Hayek was warned by Zhao. 

Later, the Mexican actress revealed how Zhao’s warnings were entirely true. “And she was serious! Because they really- they actually do it!” Hayek stated. However, she then confessed, “So it was really weird. But I love it now, I feel at home!” Eventually, Salma Hayek got habituated to being tight-lipped about Eternals and handled Comic-Con like a pro. 

Watch Eternals on Disney+. 

Read more: “Eternals is a top 10 MCU film”: Fans Renew Support for Controversial Lowest Rated $401M Marvel Movie Amidst Constant Backlash

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Source: The Graham Norton Show

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