The “Eternals” Cast In Their First Major Roles VS Now

They all had to start somewhere.

We’re only days away from the release of Eternals, and fans already can’t get enough of the all-star cast.

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Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek are just a few of the familiar faces who will be seen this weekend when the highly anticipated film hits theaters.

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If you’re curious about how the stars achieved their great success before officially joining the MCU, you’ve come to the right place. Look at your favorite actors in their first major movie roles compared to now.

Gemma Chan

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Then: One of Gemma’s first big TV roles was Mia / Anita in Humans.

Now: She plays Sersi in Eternals.

Richard Madden

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Then: Richard made a name for himself as Robb Stark in Game of Thrones.

Now: He plays Ikaris in Eternals.

Angelina Jolie

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Then: Angelina’s first major film role was Kate in Hackers.

Now: She plays Thena in Eternals.

Salma Hayek

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Then: Salma had one of her first cinema appearances as Carolina in Desperado.

Now: She plays Ajak in Eternals.

Kit Harington

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Then: Kit is another GOT alum and got off to a great start as Jon Snow.

Now: He plays Dane Whitman in Eternals.

Kumail Nanjiani

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Back then: Kumail played Pindar Singh in Franklin & Bash.

Now: He plays Kingo in Eternals.

Don Lee

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Then: One of Don’s notable leading roles was Sang-hwa in Train to Busan.

Now: He plays Gilgamesh in Eternals.

Lauren Ridloff

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Then: One of Lauren’s first major film roles was Diane in Sound of Metal.

Now: She plays Makkari in Eternals.

Lia McHugh

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Then: Lia’s first recurring TV role was Jessica Nolan in American Woman.

Now: She plays Sprite in Eternals.

Brian Tyree Henry

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Then: Brian got one of his first recurring TV roles as Alfred “Paper Boy” Miles in Atlanta.

Now: He plays Phastos in Eternals.

Barry Keoghan

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Then: One of Barry’s previous roles was Joe in Mammal.

Now: He plays Druig in Eternals.

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