Salma Hayek opens up about losing Trinity’s role in the Matrix after struggling with a ‘physical’

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Salma Hayek revealed that she was set to play Trinity in the Matrix franchise, but the physical demands of the role were too much for her.

The 54-year-old actress spoke about the competition for the role that ultimately went to 53-year-old Carrie-Ann Moss on Red Table Talk.

When asked how he knew 49-year-old Jada Pinkett Smith and Selma said they met while he was among the four other actresses who auditioned for the role.

Physically Demanding: Salma Hayek revealed that she was set to play Trinity in the Matrix franchise, but the physical demands of the role were too much for her.

“We jumped through a lot of obstacles, screen tests, a lot of tests, and they brought movement coordinators from Asia and it was the physical test,” Salma said in a preview clip of Wednesday’s episode.

Now I am flexible, I am agile, but I am lazy. I didn’t really go to the gym, “he added during his out-of-control appearance.

They told me: You have to run! Where did you go?! Salma remembers what they told her: “Around you, you have to run.”

I couldn’t even walk across the room once, I was [panting], ‘she added.

Science Fiction Star: Carrie-Anne Moss appears as Trinity in a promotional film for the 1999 science fiction film The Matrix.

Then Selma told her daughter Jada Willow, 20, and her mother, Adrienne, 67, how much she loved her co-host.

come seriously. Salma said as Willow and Adrian laughed.

“Oh my gosh, it was so good! It was so awkward. She was so fit, she was so focused, she was so disciplined, she was so capable, she was so generous, ”added Salma.

Awesome audition: Salma told her daughter Jada Willow, 20, and her mother, Adrienne, 67, how much she loved her co-host, who also auditioned for the role.

Good question: Adrienne broached the subject of the Matrix by asking Selma how you met Jada

Salma concluded by saying, “I looked at this woman and said to myself, ‘This is what I want to be when I grow up.’

Selma and Jada lost to Carrie Ann, who was cast as Trinity.

“Carrie always told Ann that she was perfect for that person,” Jada said.

The Good Times: “I looked at this woman and thought, ‘This is what I want to be when I grow up,’” Salma said of her first meeting with Jada.

Later, Jada was written in the sequels as the character Niobe.

The Matrix was released in 1999 and grossed $ 465 million worldwide.

Two sequels followed in 2003 and a fourth film is scheduled for release on December 22, 2021.

The hit movie: The Matrix starring Keanu Reeves, which was shown with Carrie Ann on a fixed basis, opened in 1999 and grossed $ 465 million worldwide.