Eternals director Chloe Zhao raved about Gemma Chan’s performance as Sersi in the new film.
Marvel Studios is set to release Eternals later this year, and the film looks to bring something truly refreshing to the MCU. With its expansive ensemble that includes the likes of Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie and Kumail Nanjiani just to name a few, the film looks to introduce audiences to new characters that have never interfered with the MCU until now.
Academy Award-winner Chloe Zhao directed Eternals, and in a recent interview Gemma Chan gave to Vogue, the director showered the Sersi actress with praise. Chloe Zhao told Vogue via email:
“It has always been a passion for me to create a nuanced female superhero that is rarely seen in this genre. Gemma was very interested in this idea as well and took on the challenge. She is a great actress. Very intelligent and brave. She brought a beautiful sense of gentleness, compassion and vulnerability to Sersi that I believe will invite viewers to rethink what it means to be heroic.”
Hearing such high praise from Chloe Zhao regarding Gemma Chan’s performance as Sersi in Eternals is reassuring. After all, she directed Frances McDormand to her third Best Actress Oscar, so this is certainly some high praise.
Often defending Earth from their monstrous counterparts, the Eternals became embroiled in a civil war amongst themselves over whether or not they should conquer the other races. One faction was led by Kronos and the other by his warlike brother named Uranos, with Kronos’ side ultimately winning the conflict while Uranos and his followers were exiled.
Chloé Zhao is directing Eternals from a script written by Matthew and Ryan Firpo. The cast of the Marvel Studios project includes Gemma Chan as Sersi, Kit Harington as Dane Whitman, Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Angelina Jolie as Thena, and Barry Keoghan as Druig.
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