SUPERHEROES ACROSS THE UNIVERSE; Reel Talk; Zoe Saldana Says She Loved Playing a Maverick in Her New Sci-Fi Blockbuster a er; Q&A with ZOE SALDANA

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SUPERHEROES ACROSS THE UNIVERSE; Reel Talk; Zoe Saldana Says She Loved Playing a Maverick in Her New Sci-Fi Blockbuster a er; Q&A with ZOE SALDANA


What made Guardians Of The Galaxy an attractive project for you?

It's a very innovative and unique take on the sci-fi and superhero genres. There's a Robin Hood feel to our bunch of characters that is very different from the usual noble-minded kind of sensibility.

We're a very rock 'n'roll outfit and we have so many outstanding actors to help tell the story. We're basically badass anti-heroes. I love blockbusters which are able to tell great stories which truly transport people into a different kind of reality. That's the kick I get from being part of these films.

You had long make-up sessions each day didn't you?

Yes, and it was a little painful to shoot. I had to get up at 3.30am for fourhour sessions to apply all the green make-up and the prosthetics. I did that every day for six days a week, for four months. It was an ordeal.

TOUGH: Z?

Guardians Of The Galaxy But as soon as I would go on the set with Chris Pratt I felt so grateful to be part of this anti-hero movie. It's sometimes so boring when you're only playing good guys. Our characters are thieves and renegades, and they're crazy. We all really enjoyed it, and there were moments where it was quite hilarious. In Avatar, Colombiana and now Guardians, you were able to strut around and act tough. Do you enjoy that kind of role?

Having studied dance for so many years, I enjoy getting a chance to show that I can do a lot of stunts and be very physical. That's a big advantage of mine, where I can dish it out and look convincing if I'm punching out the bad guys or shooting a gun.

I was raised in a family where women are expected to carry a lot of weight, and where we get to run the household and take charge of things. I have an attitude where I feel I'm very much in charge of my life.

Do you ever worry about there being a backlash against your very outspoken nature?

I don't care what other people think. I hate the idea of putting on an act when I'm talking about myself to the press. There's enough of that in this business to be part of it. I think the audience and I don't need to be part of it. I think the audience will give you credit for not being afraid to say what's really on your mind instead of trying to be politically correct. …

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