Last night was the American premiere for James Cameron’s epic sci-fi movie Avatar. (see TrekMovie review). The film stars Zoe Saldana as the blue-skinned Na’vi Neytiri. We have photos from the LA premiere below, plus the latest interviews and videos of the actress (including some Trek talk).
Photos from LA Premiere
Zoe blows a kiss
Zoe strikes a pose
Zoe with the special Life magazine cover
Zoe with co-star Sam Worthington
Zoe and co-stars Sigourney Weaver and Michelle Rodriguez
Zoe on her way into premiere
Zoe shows her publicist Gary Mantoosh some love at the after-party
INTERVIEWS & VIDEO
Saldana was interviewed by the LA Times, had this to say about sci-fi fans:
GB: This has been quite the year for you after your duty aboard the USS Enterprise and now your major role in “Avatar. ” You’re going to a queen of the Comic-Con tribe…
ZS: I’m very happy about that! I can’t think of better fans. These are people with a passion, and I love that. And science fiction is wonderful. We can’t limit our imagination and that’s what science fiction never wants us to do.
Saldana on red carpet from last week’s London premiere
Saldana on Late Night with David Letterman on December 14th (talks a little Trek)
Bonus image of Zoe arriving for Letterman taping
Official Avatar video with Cameron, Saldana and Worthington
Saldana on Moviefone ‘unscripted’ (again talks a little Trek)
Avatar continues with strong reviews
In the Avatar London premiere article last week we noted that the first reviews were positive. Now with many more in, the film is still getting strong notices, with a 96% rating for the Rotten Tomatoes Top Critics (and 82% with the full list). Saldana also continues to get good marks for her performance, such as this note from Rolling Stone:
Props to Worthington and especially Saldana for igniting sparks, given that their scenes together are all digital (the actors wore sensors so the camera could capture their movements). How do Jake and Neytiri get it on? Oh shut up and see the damn movie because what you see is thrilling.