by Brett White
While promoting "Star Trek Into Darkness," actress Zoe Saldana talked a little bit about her upcoming role as Gamora in Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" to Collider. The actress has opened up about her decision to join the Marvel Universe a few times recently, but now she's able to reflect on her decision to join the ensemble in the wake of "Iron Man 3" making nearly a billion dollars worldwide.
"It makes me excited that I'm going to be a part of something, a world that's going to challenge me – I mean, I'm going to get to play green, I've been a blue one, so might as well be green. I really like the director, James Gunn, [and] I responded very, very well to the script. I loved the casting decisions they've been making so far. I can only hope we kick ass and we have a great time while we're putting the film together. And that the result of that, the audience will respond very positively to it and hopefully we'll be able to make just as much as Iron Man is making right now."
Saldana's no stranger to the sci-fi genre, having starred in both "Avatar" and the relaunched "Star Trek" franchise. When asked about the similarities between her recent, high-profile projects, Saldana admitted her choices weren't intentional.
"I haven’t thought about it that way, up until this tour actually, when it was brought to my attention. I read scripts and if I respond well to the story and especially to the character that they want me to consider or that I’m going after, that's what I do. And then, all of a sudden I stop, and I go back and go, 'Oh my God! These three things have so much in common,' and then I just keep going. It's not something that I'm strategically looking after or that I'm finding because I'm avoiding other things. It just so happens that I'm in a frenzy. I've been, in the last couple of years, in [an] action frenzy and I guess I gravitate a lot towards these kinds of characters that are very physically active."
"Star Trek Into Darkness" opens May 17th, and "Guardians of the Galaxy" hits theaters on August 1st, 2014.
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