The actress — who nearly quit the business after a bad experience on a “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie — reveals what it’s like to go where no woman (of color, no less) has gone before as she headlines two franchises and a potential third: “My balls are pretty big.” By Benjamin Svetkey This article first appeared in the August 1 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Zoe Saldana, the 36-year-old star of Avatar and Star Trek, whose films have reeled in more than $5 billion total box office, is poised for the ultimate Hollywood hat trick with the Aug. 1 opening of Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel’s latest big-budget (reportedly $170 million) effort at transforming a bunch of C-list comic book characters into an Iron Man-sized phenom. Joining Saldana’s green-skinned assassin Gamora are Chris Pratt’s stranded Earthling Peter Quill, a tattooed bruiser named Drax (Dave Bautista), a walking tree (voiced by Vin Diesel) and a raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper) with a predilection for firearms.
@zoesaldana shows us why you should never quit. #Justkeepswimming Zoe!