Zoe Saldana on why space is a great place for actressesThe "Star Trek" and "Avatar" star says female roles are more relevant in space movies -- and that it's also pretty cool when you're turned into an action figure. Check out this behind-the-scenes video of Saldana's CNET magazine cover shoot.
[MUSIC] Hi, I'm Zoe Saldana, and this is my C-Net photo shoot interview. I'm a Gemini, I'm in my. You know my, i'm in my late, early, whatever. I don't eat meat except on a cheeseburger. I like ponies, did I already say that? [LAUGH] [MUSIC] I am very passionate, I don't work to make friends, I don't work to be liked, I work to Bringing character to life. I gave it my all. Okay ready. I think I got it. And when I'm met on the other side by a filmmaker that sees that, I feel very, like I matter. And for an artist and also for a woman, that sometimes can be everything. Avatar was a film Somewhere I created this character with James Cameron and he allowed to add textures to her and the way that she walks, the way that she moves her neck and he was like yeah, absolutely. Let's research it. In different, it allows you to experiment with other roles besides someone's girl friend, someone's mother Someone's wife, someone's victim. You feel much more relevent in space. You're helping the whole crew save the day, you're translating alien languages, as opposed to being at home and being the one that encourages you to win the day, [LAUGH] and then And when they kill my role off you don't even shed a single tear. My first reaction is I'm happy, I'm proud, I'm humble. My God. That isn't my face. Why do they do the hair like that? Those arms are just a little too like diesel. And then you realize, can you just stop and appreciate the fact that You're an action figure, you know. [MUSIC] I like the connection that you can have with your fans. It's been very flattering, very humbling when the person on the other side receives it and responds saying thank you. Because it then it let's you know, my God we do need each other. [MUSIC] Wait, guys, sorry, I have something for you right here, and it's this! It's this right here! [MUSIC]