Star Trek’s new Uhura, Zoe Saldana’s will next be seen (rendered in 3D CGI as the Na’vi princess Neytiri) in James Cameron’s new sci-fi epic Avatar. The actress is gearing up for lots of press for the film, including a live chat today with the director and other stars. There is also a chance for you to submit questions to another Q&A. Details below.
Zoe Live on Thursday at MTV
The announcement from MTV
This Thursday at 3 p.m. ET, we’ll stream this live online show, in which viewers get to interact with the folks in front of the camera, asking the questions they really want answered. Hosted by MTV Movies managing editor Josh Horowitz, the 30-minute event will feature Cameron and two of the film’s stars, Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana, plus exclusive "Avatar" footage. Viewers will be able to submit their questions in real time via Facebook and MTV.com.
Here is an embed video
Or go to http://www.mtv.com/movies/ at 3PM Eastern for the chat.
Ask Zoe at Moviefone
AOL’s Moviefone is doing a Q&A with Zoe and other stars of Avatar, here is the announcement:
In anticipation of what is sure to be this holiday season’s monster hit, Saldana and Worthington will be taking part in an Unscripted interview using fan questions. Ask them anything you’d like, just make sure it’s before Wednesday, Dec. 9 and that you include your first name and the city you live in. Come back here on Wednesday, Dec. 16 to see if your question was asked!
Cameron helped Zoe get her Trek role
In an interview with Australia’s Sunday Herald Sun, Saldana talked about the connection’s for her casting between Avatar and Star Trek.
At Cameron’s recommendation, Saldana was cast as Uhura in this year’s hit reboot of Star Trek (she starts filming the sequel mid next year) and Worthington found himself stealing the show from Christian Bale in Terminator: Salvation.
"He did make those phone calls when we were being considered for our roles," a grateful Saldana says.
"He reached out to these directors and, whether or not their minds were already made up, it definitely did help to have a, ‘Hey, I just got a call from James Cameron and he said we’d be stupid if we didn’t cast Zoe or Sam in our film’.
"It’s pretty awesome and I do know that JJ (Abrams, Star Trek director) is a huge fan of Jim, the same way that Jim is a huge fan of JJ.
"He definitely wanted me to continue working with good directors and have good experiences and continue growing."
Finally, here is the second Avatar Trailer