I knew who Zoe Saldana was before she rose to A-List status, well before actually. I’d been following her career since early on, years before she garnered worldwide fame playing Neytiri in Avatar. Can anyone say The Terminal? Observing the trajectory of her work, I believed Zoe – Z as she’s called by some – was headed for big things. She is an actress who gives everything to her roles, be they in studio or independent films.
In 2009, Ms. Saldana gained accolades for her work in Avatar, which went on to become the highest domestic and worldwide grossing movie of all time.
Today, Zoe is being honored by a studio in the biggest way an actor can be. She is opening a film. She is the star. She is the draw. It is her name up there on the marquee above the movie’s name.
You would be hard pressed to come up with many movies in which an actress from a minority background was given the opportunity to carry a major studio film on the strength of her name. Now, Zoe Saldana, a Latina, joins a small number of groundbreakers. The sultry Dominican actress stars in the action film Colombiana, opening tomorrow.
In addition to speaking about the film and her career, Ms. Saldana sets the record straight telling CYInterview she never had a near emotional breakdown as reported by various media outlets. Zoe recaps the full story, telling us what really happened.
The sky is the limit for Zoe Saldana, one of the hardest working people in Hollywood today. She is talented, beautiful and down to earth. We look forward to seeing her in more films.
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