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Zoe Saldana Was Once Told She Was Hired to 'Look Good in Your Underwear Holding a Gun'

Zoe Saldana Was Once Told She Was Hired to 'Look Good in Your Underwear Holding a Gun'

Zoe Saldana goes for a bold red lip for the new July 2016 cover of Allure magazine.

Here’s what the 37-year-old actress had to share with the mag:

On getting support from other women in the industry like Jessica Alba: “That love and support from the network of women around you, it made me really…I get emotional because if we continue to do that, we will be unstoppable. As opposed to nitpicking at each other for arbitrary things such as weight and hair color and purses. It’s such fucking minutiae when there are bigger issues that we have to be talking about, like equal pay and equal rights.”

On something a producer once told her: “‘I hired you to look good in your underwear holding a gun.’ I was told walking into this project that they really wanted me for the part, and that any input or ideas I had to please share them. That’s what I was doing, and this producer was so bothered by the fact that he had to disrupt his vacation to call me and tell me to stop being a difficult b—h. I thought, Wow, it’s real. It really happens.”

On working with more women: “Part of growing up for me has been realizing that being the only female in a cast is no longer the coolest thing. It’s lonely. I used to love it because I thought, Ooh, I got in! I’m a cool girl! But while all the guys were flexing and talking about their motorcycles, I was sitting there wishing I had women around.”

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FYI: Zoe is wearing a Dion Lee dress.

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    With the media “industry” so dead and disintegrated, all this African communist liar has to say is stupid crap against America. Good thing for it, it hasn’t got a career to talk about.

  • Kaitlyn

    Im always surprised by how many hollywood actors (men and women) don’t realize that they were hired for their looks and not their opinions on how they think someone elses movie should be made.

    I’m all for actors turning into directors. People like Jolie or Affleck being both in directors chair and on camera is great. But when you’re hired just to read your lines and look pretty then thats what you’re expected to do regardless of what they tell you at audition. It happens in the real world and it happens in phony hollywood.

  • Koos

    well, my ‘gun’ wasnt handed?

  • Christopher I. Gomes

    she is sub-par actress and she can’t act her way out of a paper bag… “nina” was horrific!!!!

  • gradybridges

    I’m guessing it was The Losers or Columbiana.

  • Casey C

    So that’s why she was in the Losers. She can’t act and then goes on like she’s some sort of Olivier figure or something. she’s wooden and one-note but she’s attractive so she gets roles. thats the way it is