Covid scare for Eternals cast Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek

By Alexandra Heilbron on October 20, 2021 | 2 Comments

Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek at the premiere of Eternals in Los Angles. Photo by Alex J. Berliner/ABImages for DisneySeveral stars from the upcoming Marvel film Eternals have had to go into isolation after they were exposed to COVID-19.

That led to Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Gemma Chan and Lauren Ridloff pulling out at the last minute from Elle Magazine‘s 2021 Women In Hollywood gala event on Tuesday night. All four women, along with several other cast members, attended the film’s world premiere on Monday night in Los Angeles, where they came into contact with someone that tested positive for COVID-19.

The four actresses, who were each featured on a cover of Elle’s November issue, were to be honored at the gala. Elle EIC Nina Garcia informed the audience, “As you may have heard, the cast of Eternals, who we are honoring here tonight, was just exposed [to COVID], and to keep everyone safe those superheroes are now in super-isolation.”

The other five honorees this year are Gal Gadot, Rita Moreno, Jennifer Hudson, Halle Berry and Jodie Comer.

A Disney spokesperson said in a statement to the media on Tuesday afternoon: “Earlier today we were made aware of a possible exposure to COVID-19, and while all of our talent have tested negative, out of an abundance of caution, we are pivoting to virtual appearances rather than in-person events.”

Eternals, about a race of immortal beings, hits theaters on Friday, November 5, 2021. It also stars
Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Brian Tyree Henry and Kit Harington. ~Alexandra Heilbron

Comments & Discussion

  1. Diva • October 21, 2021 @ 10:12 AM

    What is that metal hanging from Angelina’s lips?

  2. Gwen • October 21, 2021 @ 12:41 PM

    Hope everyone has had their COVID immunization shots.

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