Jolie--who shares Maddox, 20, Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 15, and 13-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne with ex-husband Brad Pitt--was seen out with her Eternals costar this week. Just as Angelina was accompanied by some of her children, Salma also brought her daughter, 14-year-old Valentina Pinault.
In the photos, the Mr. & Mrs. Smith actress was seen walking with Shiloh and Maddox, while her daughter Zahara was seen laughing side-by-side with Valentnia. Clearly, both families became quick friends.
The women--who play immortal beings Ajak and Thena, respectively, in Marvel’s upcoming blockbuster--bonded on set over their lives as busy working mothers and discovered they had a shared outlook on life.
“There’s the aspect of the mom that is good with the kids and the mom that understands then that motherhood is a cult,” Salma said about her costar. “You know we have to help each other, we have to talk to each other. And it‘s very important to find those moms that say, ‘Yeah, we are together ... We can get this done.’”
“And then it was like a joy to work with, and we have some of the same interests,” Hayek continued. “And then we met at a time in our lives where we just want two things: meaningfulness, like relationships and friendships that are meaningful ... and joy. We just want joy.”
Angelina also gushed about her relationship with Salma, admitting she is often a “heavy” person who tends not to socialise on set. But this time, she couldn’t resist the “warmth” of her co-star.
“Salma in this film is the leader, and a healer, and a mother...I could tell as soon as she walked into the room she just carried this warmth and she just takes care of everybody in the room, that‘s who she is,” Jolie told Entertainment Tonight.
“And that takes a lot out of you. It takes a lot of strength and it takes such a very empathetic human being,” she continued.
“So I think she also saw me and I don‘t socialise very much, and I can kind of be a bit heavy, not unlike my character,” the actress explained. “And she has this warmth of, ‘It‘s going to be OK.’ And there’s a scene in the film, which is, that’s very us, and I think bonded us.”
Looks like these two are going to be friends for an eternity.