Salma Hayek previously called Angelina Jolie her soul sister. She also said that she became extra close to the mom of six after they starred in The Eternals. Jolie also told the press that she and her co-star are very close and that they are like family. Jolie went on to describe Hayek as bright, kind, and wonderful.
But even if this is the case, one publication is pitting Angelina Jolie and Hayek against each other.
Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek Faking Their Friendship
Globe, in its Dec. 13 issue, claimed that Jolie is just faking her friendship with Hayek. After all, she needs to give fans the impression that they are besties.
But behind closed doors, Jolie couldn’t allegedly hide the fact that she’s jealous of Hayek. After all, the award-winning actress wanted to play the role of Ajak in The Eternals, but the people behind the Marvel movie knew that Hayek was the right actor for the part.
An unnamed source also claimed that Jolie is jealous of Hayek’s popularity and the fact that the latter has more followers on Instagram than her.
“Outwardly, the pair presents this image of being chummy while they promote the movie, but beneath the surface, Angelina’s bitterly envious of Salma’s popularity. Salma has more star power and she’s got 20 million Instagram followers, almost twice as many as Angie,” an unnamed source said.
Angelina Jolie Asked For A Role In The Eternals
Ryan Firpo, the person in charge of writing The Eternals script, said that they didn’t have any other actor in mind because Hayek was perfect for the role of Ajak.
“In the comics, Ajak is this sort of angry, sad dictator-like king. The only person who had the royal power for it was Salma Hayek,” Kaz Firpo, Ryan’s cousin who co-wrote the screenplay, added.
Kaz also revealed that Jolie was cast as Thena in The Eternals because she asked to be included in the movie.
Salma Hayek Hurt After Angelina Jolie Shoved Her Face In Cake
Even after the success of The Eternals, the unnamed source claimed that Jolie hasn’t gotten over the fact that she wasn’t tapped to play Ajak. So, when she had the chance to humiliate Hayek in public, she immediately grabbed the opportunity.
The co-stars made headlines on Sept. 2 after Jolie shoved Hayek’s face into a cake during the latter’s birthday celebration. In Mexico, the tradition is called “la mordida.”
There was no indication that Hayek became upset with Jolie after what she did. But the unnamed source insisted that this was the case.
“Salma tried to laugh the whole thing off. But I think even Salma was shocked by how forceful Angie was. It just shows how green-eyed Angie’s become of Salma’s success,” the unnamed source concluded.
Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek Are Like Sisters
There is no proof that Jolie is jealous of Hayek. And it’s not also true that she forcefully shoved her co-star’s face in her birthday cake to get back at her.
While speaking with Elle, Hayek continued to gush over Jolie.
“I felt like I'd known her for my entire life. I got to know her a little better than everyone else, and it's very precious to me,” she said.
Jolie also talked about the sisterhood that she formed with Hayek, as well as their other female co-stars.
“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. 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,” Jolie gushed.
During her interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Hayek revealed that Jolie and their other co-stars surprised her on her birthday. And Brad Pitt’s ex-wife didn’t know about the popular Mexican tradition but she still agreed to do it to make Hayek’s special day even more memorable.
Hayek and Jolie’s statements about each other prove that they don’t have a secret feud.
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