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Eternals, a Daring Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Eternals has reactivated the discussion regarding the lag in terms of diversity and inclusion in the cinema, reaffirmed by the statements of participating actresses, with extensive experience in the seventh art: Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek.

The Woman Post | María Claudia Londoño D

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A decade after Agent Salt was played by the admired actress Angelina Jolie, she makes a new appearance in the Marvel film "Eternals," where she becomes a legendary warrior named Thena. The role requires the development of intense action scenes, to what she states that, due to her age, she thought that she would not have the opportunity to embody these types of characters anymore. The stage where she filmed "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" had been left in the past.

She plays a resilient warrior, who has overcome various traumas in her life and states that she emerges as an example that aims to inspire young women, who, in her own words, can be feminine, vulnerable, open, and imperfect who overcome difficulties to be strong and face your fears and fears.

Another figure highly appreciated by the public who appears in this film with a special connotation is the Mexican Salma Hayek, who shows how she was moved to tears when wearing the costume of the heroine called Ajak, with her brown skin and representing the Latino community, also evoking her childhood years in which, according to her, she had to gather a lot of courage and courage to dream big and achieve so many triumphs, at an unthinkable moment.

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This character reflects the first time that a woman of Latin origin assumes a leading role of great relevance and importance in the Marvel cinematographic universe, awakening the current controversy of diversity and inclusion, whose figures still show a visible lag.

She also declares that feelings of doubt and uncertainty were present when faced with this proposal to become a hero at 55 years old.

There are many names that we could name of actresses still valid who have broken the paradigm of closing doors at 30 years old and their ages are above 50 and even 60 years: Nicole Kidman, Rita Moreno, Sarah Jessica Parker, Meryl Streep, Halle Berry, Viola Davis, Jennifer Aniston, and Michelle Pfeiffer. But equally a role of female heroines implies a display of energy and risk scenes that could pigeonhole the ages of the casting, which fortunately has been overcome with this film "Eternals" and reinforces this concept that is not recent since 2019 Carol Danvers played Captain Marvel.

This industry giant has definitely incurred a resurgence that ensures success in each of its new bets for the public, who increasingly sympathize with the new characters that are emerging, where women have taken a leading role that is coming very up to date in culture and society, without falling into the fact that, as some critics describe, it denotes a forced movement.