Today is the birthday of Zoe Saldana, the fourth June birthday for members of the new Star Trek crew (following Zach Quinto, Karl Urban and John Cho). The new Uhura is turning 33 years old. We here at TrekMovie want to wish Zoe a big happy birthday.
The New Uhura has a birthday
Zoe Saldana brought sexy and stylish sassiness to her new Uhura. In this first scene, we see that she can stand up to even the cockiest part of young Kirk’s arc.
Of course Zoe also broke new ground in Star Trek as half of the pairing of Uhura and Spock, a romance that is still controversial. But Saldana is ready for more, recently saying she wants to see Spock and Uhura "hook up" in the Star Trek sequel. She is also hoping (and says JJ Abrams has agreed) to get an action or "butt kicking" scene in the film. Perhaps she can kick Spock’s butt and kill two birds with one boot.
By the way, while there are detractors, there are also many fans of the Spock/Uhura pairing. YouTube is full of tribute videos to the couple, such as this one by zhuchok.
Zoe gets revenge this fall
Zoe has gotten her wish to star in an action movie. In September look for Saldana in the action revenge film Colombiana, written and produced by Luc Besson and directed by Oliver Megaton (Transporter 3). Here is the teaser trailer.
Another cover for Zoe
Zoe is featured on the cover of the summer issue of California Style Magazine, which hit newsstands last week.
Zoe in California style
More images of Zoe from C magazine available at andwepresent.com.