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Salma Hayek recalls losing out on ‘Matrix’ role to Jada Pinkett Smith



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Salma Hayek recalls losing out on ‘Matrix’ role to Jada Pinkett Smith
 

 
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Salma Hayek and Jada Pinkett Smith competed against one another for a role in the Matrix blockbuster movies.

The Oscar-nominated actress reflected on the first time she met the “Red Table Talk” hostess — and it was when they were both auditioning to be cast in the iconic sci-fi franchise.

Though Pinkett Smith nabbed the role of Captain Niobe and went on to appear in the original film’s two sequels, during Wednesday’s episode of her Emmy nominated Facebook Watch chatfest Hayek hilariously detailed the physical test they had to take as part of the casting process.

“We had jumped through many hurdles and screen testing and many auditions, and they brought these stunt coordinators from Asia, and it was the physical test,” the “Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” star recalled.

“Now, I’m flexible, I’m agile — but I’m lazy,” she confessed. “I never really went to the gym.”

Hayek revealed that she was bewildered when she was told she had to run around the room as part of the test and admitted: “I couldn’t even go around the room once; I was like [panting].”

And then came Pinkett Smith, who previously starred in the films “Ali,” “Set It Off” and “Bamboozled.”

“In comes Jada. Mean, lean, s*xy machine. Oh my god, she was so good!” Hayek remembered. “It was so embarrassing. She was so fit; she was so focused; she was so disciplined; she was so capable; she was so gracious.”

“And I just looked at this woman, and I thought to myself, ‘That’s who I wanna be when I grow up,’” she joked.

Although Pinkett Smith lost out on the leading part to Carrie-Anne Moss, she ultimately appeared as a rebel from Zion and Morpheus’ former partner, a role especially created for her by Lilly and Lana Wachowski.

The “Girls Trip” star left such an indelible mark on Hayek, she used her as a model of inspiration for future auditions for action roles. “Every time I’m going to do action, I say, ‘No, I better start getting some stamina and practice the routines. You’ve got to be like Jada!’”






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 1 month ago '20        #2
gam3tit3 
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Now Jada look like Jigsaw sister
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 1 month ago '19        #3
Airtight 
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It's better that way, the goddess would have upstaged every actress on the set by being too gorgeous.

One of my favorite lines is Jada's last one at the end with Lawrence.
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 1 month ago '16        #4
Boogersugar  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x13
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Salma flexing like a mf. Jada caught Will but Salma caught a billionaire. And Salma has been able to catch more roles for much longer than Jada. Seem kinda weird to bring up a former rival that you more or less lapped personally and professionally at least as far as how women rank sh*t so I wonder how Jada came up.

Salma a s*xy, petty big titty bi*ch one of my many weaknesses

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 1 month ago '18        #5
Capodecina  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Came down to the casting couch.

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 1 month ago '20        #6
gam3tit3 
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 Boogersugar said
Salma flexing like a mf. Jada caught Will but Salma caught a billionaire. And Salma has been able to catch more roles for much longer than Jada. Seem kinda weird to bring up a former rival that you more or less lapped personally and professionally at least as far as how women rank sh*t so I wonder how Jada came up.

Salma a s*xy, petty big titty bi*ch one of my many weaknesses

You think Salma attracted to her husband lol, bi*ch married the money, a divorce going be in a year or so
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 1 month ago '18        #7
S-Class 
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This game was the shiz
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 1 month ago '21        #8
AdmRu 
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From sElma to sAlma at the press of a DWave Computer button huh ... Lol ...
...iykyk,. If you don't.. just keep scrolling

 1 month ago '20        #9
Virgoanghost 
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Jada used to be my it girl. An icon. Someone i aspired to be like, now idk what the fu*k she has going on physically and mentally
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 1 month ago '17        #10
Ifeellikekobe  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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 S-Class said



This game was the shiz
That was a good game
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 1 month ago '20        #11
Slymm 
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Damn Neo and Trinity could of been Will and Jada. I wonder what that version would of been like
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 1 month ago '06        #12
DonYBE 
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I'm disappointed by this thread, I thought I was going to see "more" of Salma.

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 1 month ago '12        #13
The2ndHorseman 
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so THIS couldve been Salma Hayek ?



(they filmed this just for one of the video games )

 1 month ago '21        #14
Jonny2soxs  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x8
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Oh god I hope they never bring back jada pinkeet


She will milk that role and not shut the fu*k up aboit it
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 1 month ago '13        #15
DiegoRivera  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x16
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 S-Class said



This game was the shiz
Dude you just unlocked hella memories for me holy sh*t
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 1 month ago '12        #16
Steelgrip 
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Although Pinkett Smith lost out on the leading part to Carrie-Anne Moss
They were trying to get Will and Jada in the leading roles?

I think they made the right decision but people would've treated the sequels like Black Panther.
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 1 month ago '12        #17
ezduzit 
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Good. Jada was made for that role
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 1 month ago '17        #18
Drewsmit 
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Because she couldnt fu*k for the role
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 1 month ago '12        #19
ezduzit 
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 S-Class said



This game was the shiz
Facts
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 1 month ago '09        #20
messy marv stan  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x68
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 DonYBE said
I'm disappointed by this thread, I thought I was going to see "more" of Salma.




 1 month ago '15        #21
Shifty  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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She sounds like a hater.
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 1 month ago '04        #22
Skilllz 
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Salma too damn fine

 1 month ago '04        #23
eazyvaboy  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x8
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All she had to do is run around the room once and she couldn’t even do that?





















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 1 month ago '16        #24
Boogersugar  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x13
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 gam3tit3 said
You think Salma attracted to her husband lol, bi*ch married the money, a divorce going be in a year or so
Yeah but that's a win for women. They want rich men with status and as big as Will is Salma's dude owns pretty much all the luxury brands people like Jada like to flex with. If that prenupt wasn't ironclad - I'm a*suming there is one - Salma is going to take half and then have her hot girl summer sponsoring 20yo male models like Shaq's ex-wife. If she can get the old dude's money but only deal with young men she'd be in spinster heaven

And she is bringing up Jada when Jada's career is stagnant and her marriage has been looking shaky from the outside?

I don't know but this sounds like some catty sh*t like how my ex's used to talk about women they were jealous of

Salma need me to come through with that classic hysteria treatment and blow that back out

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 1 month ago '20        #25
Virgoanghost 
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 Virgoanghost said
Jada used to be my it girl. An icon. Someone i aspired to be like, now idk what the fu*k she has going on physically and mentally
Why is this even getting slapped. Are yall ok? Lmao
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