The Matrix Resurrections brought back Jada Pinkett Smith as Niobe
The Matrix Resurrections was released last week and sees the return of the original Matrix stars, Keanu Reeves (Neo) and Carrie-Anne Moss (Trinity). However, they are not the only returning actors from the franchise. Jada Pinkett Smith played Niobe in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, and she has returned again for Resurrections, but her appearance in the fourth film is quite different. Pinkett Smith was 60 years old for Resurrections, and she took to Instagram to share a look at the five-hour transformation.
During an interview with The View, Matrix Newcomer Priyanka Chopra Jones revealed that Jada Pinkett Smith helped ease her pandemic fears when they were making the film.
“This was the first thing I shot after the lockdown, and this was in Berlin. I was flying from Los Angeles to Berlin, and after not going anywhere for six months, it was terrifying. And by way of our jobs, we are the only people on the set that have to take off our masks. I’m asthmatic, my husband [Nick Jonas] is Type 1 diabetic, it was just so terrifying. I remember crying, and Jada was on the flight with me. She was just such a leader. She held my hand, and she was like, ‘We are going to do this together.’ She is a boss, I love her.”
The Matrix Resurrections has received mixed reviews. ComicBook.com gave the film a 4 out of 5 and called it “a worthy sequel fueled by nostalgia and romance”. In addition to the aforementioned stars, The Matrixes Resurrection also features franchise newcomers Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Neil Patrick Harris, Jonathan Groff, Jessica Henwick, Christina Ricci, Ellen Hollman and Lambert Wilson. Lana Wachowski returns to direct Resurrections from a script she co-wrote with David Mitchell and Aleksander Hemon. You can read our review of the movie here.
The Matrix Resurrections is now screening in theatres and streaming on HBO Max.
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