CYInterview Moments with Two Avatar Stars: Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver

We are only four days from the anticipated second film in the Avatar movie franchise. It took 13 years, but Avatar: The Way of the Water will be released in movie theaters nationwide on Friday.

We have stories about two of the movie’s stars, actresses Sigourney Weaver and Zoe Saldana.

Today, we look back at our 2011 CYInterview with Zoe Saldana. While promoting her role in the movie Colombiana, the actress who plays Neytiri in Avatar, said this to us about being part of the first Avatar movie:

“Blessed. I still look back. It was just such a magical moment because from the moment we became part of it and we started training, we just knew that it was going to be special because the script was so beautiful and the message was just so strong about the environment, about us treating each other with respect and not being so ambitious and greedy. So then by the time the movie was released and it touched so many hearts all over the world of all different ages.

Even Jim [James Cameron] took the movie to the Amazon and showed it to a tribe there and they were very moved by it as well. So for you to be in consciousness that you were part of something that not only was it monumental for filmmaking, but also it was extraordinarily heartfelt for humanity, it makes you feel so proud to be a part of it, you know.”

You can find the full CYInterview with Zoe Saldana by clicking here. Tomorrow, we will bring you our memories with Sigourney Weaver.

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