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Zoe Saldana Admits She Feels 'Stuck' Making Franchise Movies Like 'Star Trek' & 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Zoe Saldana Admits She Feels 'Stuck' Making Franchise Movies Like 'Star Trek' & 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Zoe Saldana is more than ready for a new challenge.

The 44-year-old actress got candid in a new interview about her career ahead of her latest turn as Neytiri in Avatar: The Way of Water.

In the conversation, Zoe admitted that she felt “stuck” making franchise films.

If you didn’t know, she’s played roles in Star Trek, Avatar and Guardians of the Galaxy over the past ten years.

She said that she has not been “able to expand or grow” in an artistic sense while working on franchise films to WWD.

“I feel that for the last 10 years of my life, I’ve been just stuck. I felt stuck doing these franchises,” she said.

“I’m very grateful for the opportunities that they provided, from collaborating with amazing directors and getting to meet cast members that I consider friends and getting to play a role that fans, especially children, love.”

“But it also meant that I felt artistically stuck in my craft of not being able to expand or grow or challenge myself by playing different sorts of genres and different roles,” she admitted.

Zoe said during the interview that she “took control over my aging and I took control over my voice” as she took on non-franchises like From Scratch and Amsterdam.

“I’m so happy that I’m able to collaborate with filmmakers and producers and people in this industry that want that for women, that want women to be ageless and who don’t fetishize women’s youth,” she said, adding: “And so it’s interesting. It’s really interesting.”

She also shared her reaction to seeing the long-awaited Avatar sequel for the first time.

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