Zoe Sal­dana

Cosmopolitan (UK) - - Celebrity -

2020: Neytiri, Avatar 2 “It’s won­der­ful to be back film­ing. Kate Winslet has joined our cast, and we just had our first full re­hearsal, which in­volved tap­ping her into all of the emo­tional beats that her char­ac­ter needs to have in re­la­tion to ours.” 2018: Gamora, Avengers: In­fin­ity War

“A lot of the women from the Mar­vel uni­verse are in­volved in the Time’s Up move­ment. We all reached out at the time and en­cour­aged each other to send emails and make phone calls to bosses and pro­duc­ers. And we did – and they replied. It was in­spir­ing.” 2018: Launches BESE

“Lati­nos are ex­pected to com­prise 30% of the US work­ing pop­u­la­tion by 2060. BESE is an ac­knowl­edge­ment of where we’re headed.” 2017: Gamora, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 2016: Lieu­tenant Uhura, Star Trek Be­yond 2016: Nina Si­mone, Nina 2014: Gamora, Guardians Of The Galaxy “I don’t see Gamora as tough, [I] just [see] how bro­ken she is and that’s what makes me like her. The fact that she can kick ass and de­fend her­self makes her a com­plete woman.” 2013: Co-founds Cines­tar Pic­tures pro­duc­tion com­pany with sis­ters “My sis­ters and I have never felt bad about what we look like. We are Amer­i­can. Cines­tar, and the con­tent we cre­ate, is for that and about that.” 2013: Uhura, Star Trek Into Dark­ness 2011: Di­rects short drama, Kaylien, star­ring Bradley Cooper 2009: Neytiri, Avatar “I played this war­rior, which was amaz­ing, as the fe­male icons I’d ad­mired grow­ing up were cre­ated by James Cameron – Alien’s Ellen Ri­p­ley and The Ter­mi­na­tor’s Sarah Con­nor.” 2009: Uhura, Star Trek

“I’m part of a se­ries that has made his­tory. It brought peo­ple to­gether 50 years ago when it was unimag­in­able. Uhura gave the African-Amer­i­can com­mu­nity the as­pi­ra­tions it needed; it gave them pres­ence in high ranks.” 2007: Kat, Af­ter Sex 2004: An­drea, Haven 2004: Dolores Tor­res, The Ter­mi­nal “[Work­ing with] Steven Spiel­berg re­minded me that I mat­tered. I have had all these men­tors in my life: my mum, my bal­let teacher, Steven, James Cameron. When­ever my spirit was bro­ken, they’d re­store my faith in peo­ple and what I was do­ing.” 2002: Kit, Cross­roads 2001: Mag­gie, Get Over It 2000: Eva, Cen­ter Stage 1999: Belinca, Law & Or­der 1995: Burger King, server “I was 17 and mak­ing my own money. I had a blast! It was em­pow­er­ing.”

ED­U­CA­TION New­town High School, New York

“Grow­ing up, I was pretty whole­some. I was a lit­tle bit of ev­ery­thing – brave, a cow­ard, in­se­cure, scared but also very con­fi­dent.” ECOS Es­pa­cio de Danza Dance Acad­emy, Do­mini­can Repub­lic

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