Zoe Saldana is getting a lot of attention these days as the star of the blockbuster hit Avatar. The actress is on the cover of Complex Magazine, which has includes an interesting and personal interview. See below for excerpts and a behind the scenes video on her photoshoot, and more.
Zoe on geeks and bras
Complex magazine has a cover story on Zoe Saldana, including an interview with Zoe talking about Avatar and much more. Here are some of the interesting excerpts:
With Star Trek and now Avatar, you’re like the Intergalactic Queen of Comic-Con. How has your adjustment to that world been?
Zoe Saldana: It’s been great. I was raised by a woman who was a huge sci-fi geek, and I think I’m one too. I wouldn’t even say “geek”—you tend to chase great stories and fall in love with strong characters, especially of your same sex, and when I was growing up, and when my mom was growing up, those characters lay in science fiction.
Speaking of Star Trek, what makes a Vulcan a good boyfriend?
Zoe Saldana: The brains. The brains.
Have you ever felt pressure to get implants in Hollywood?
Zoe Saldana: Have I ever not, are you kidding me? I’m human, and I’m a girl. Even before you’re in Hollywood, at 14 years old you want to have more because your sister has a better rack than you and you see how beautiful she is. But me getting it done because men are dictating the quality of my beauty? I can’t do it. If I were to do it, I’d get it for me. But it’s too late, everybody knows I’m flat-chested. [Laughs.]
You were in your bra for a very brief moment in Star Trek, but that shot of you was in all the trailers. Did that surprise or bother you?
Zoe Saldana: No, because I understand that trailers are formulas. They have to show: “This is why we want you to come and see Star Trek! Boom! A space dive! Girls with nice bodies taking off their clothes in space! Hot boys! Kissing!” I’m OK with that. [Laughs.]
You haven’t done real nudity—we did a very extensive search. Would you ever do CGI nudity like Angelina Jolie did in Beowulf?
Zoe Saldana: Of course I would! You can even choose which kind of rack you want to have and everything. I mean, what? I love that idea!
Complex also has a photo gallery of interesting new images of Zoe. Here is just one.
This article is brought to you in part by ThatSweetGift. What makes a Vulcan a good boyfriend?
Plus they have a video of Zoe’s Complex shoot.
Pick up Complex Magazine with Zoe on newstands. More details at complex.com.
Zoe and the Governator
In other Zoe news, the actress joined many of her Avatar co-stars last Friday to attend a ceremony in Hollywood inducting director James Cameron into the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Also attending was California Governor (and star of Cameron’s Terminator movies) Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Zoe on the left with Arnie