Jada Pinkett Smith has shared just how much went into her incredible transformation for the Matrix Resurrections, and we’re in total awe.
The actress, 50, played Niobe in the sci-fi franchise and reprised her role in the latest film, which was released in cinemas last week.
In a time lapse video shared on Instagram, she revealed that she spent five hours in the make-up chair to get into character, with familiar green patterns in a filter over the top.
‘The 5 hour transformation from Jada to the one and only Niobe in Matrix Resurrections @thematrixmovie,’ she captioned the video.
In the clip, Jada could be heard speaking in an eerie voiceover: ‘It’s so easy to forget how much noise the Matrix pumps into your head.
‘Something else makes the same kind of noise… War.’
Jada reprised her role as Niobe, a human General and former Captain of the hovercraft Logos, for the latest film the Matrix franchise, alongside Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss.
We previously saw her character in the Matrix Reloaded and the Matrix Revolutions.
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II leads the newcomers to the cast, taking on the role of Morpheus, as Neil Patrick Harris plays The Analyst, and Priyanka Chopra Jonas appears as Sati.
It has been 22 years since the original Matrix movie hit the big screen, however critics have been left unimpressed with the latest offering.
The Times branded it a ‘truly horrible sequel’ in a savage review, stating: ‘The Matrix Resurrections doesn’t even have the excuse of narrative exigency to hide behind. There is literally no reason for it to exist.’
While the The Guardian gave it two stars, describing it as ‘drained of life by the Hollywood machine’.
The synopsis reads: ‘Return to a world of two realities: one, everyday life; the other, what lies behind it.
‘To find out if his reality is a construct, to truly know himself, Mr. Anderson will have to choose to follow the white rabbit once more.’
The Matrix: Resurrections is in cinemas now.
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