Interview with Zoe Saldana Featuring Her Role as Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2
Zoe Saldana was such a pleasure to interview. There is something so powerful about woman who are confident in what they are doing. I love seeing people become successful in pursing their passions. Zoe Saldana is without a doubt one of those woman. I was able to get the scoop from Zoe about her performance as Gamora in the Guardians of the Galaxy films, along with a few other fun things about her. Check out the Q&A below and also make sure to read my review on Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2.
THE LOVE LIFE OF GAMORA AND STAR-LORD
Zoe: “So, they really have a relationship, that when everybody goes to sleep, they’re up, and they’re talking. And that kind of transpired in the way that James Gunn designed our relationship to unfold in this movie, and I would like it to sort of run its course. And if in Vol. 3, if I do go back, and we do end up having a kiss, let it be because we’re so desperate to see it, because it’s the one thing that just needs to happen between them. But up until now, I think that we got just what we needed from them.”
“It needs to be really well done, and very meticulously paced out in order for me to feel like it wasn’t gratuitous for the audience, and it wasn’t just part of a recipe for disaster at the box office. I think that James Gunn is exceptionally talented in the way that he creates strong characters in the beginning, and then he really lets these characters tell him where they need to go, based on what he established before. So, Gamora and Quill, they’re best friends. The bond that they have is so spiritually dynamic that to top it off with a kiss, you might actually ruin it. So, I feel like it lives better, and it’s stronger, in the way that they communicate, and the way that they counsel each other, and the way that they think and protect each other. And then the way that they cover up for each other.”
Zoe: “I talk in every language. I turn on music. I’m on my phone. I FaceTime with my kids, I FaceTime whoever’s up. Like New York is up, DR is up, what’s up, la, la, land. I’m talking to myself. Sometimes I would see them, like, putting the TV on super high, to see if I would just get the picture and just shut up.
‘Cause I’d be there from 2:30 in the morning until the time I get to set, I talk to everybody. But I’m just one of those, like, mom-a-la’s. Like, I’m just an old lady. I just talk, you know?”
FINAL ADVICE FROM ZOE
Now, I’ll leave you with these final worlds from Zoe, because I think all of the woman out there can relate.
Zoe: “I think that it’s okay to still be vulnerable, and be strong, you know? I think that for some reason, we take it upon ourselves, or where we’re told, that, in, you have, you have to be one thing or the other. And I think that vulnerability is strength, and being strong that means that you have to be vulnerable.”
Zoe Saldana was such a joy to interview and I’m happy to tell you she really is just as great in real life. Make sure to catch her in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and to check out my GOTG2 movie review for even more scoop.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is in U.S. theaters May 5!
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Disclosure: I was provided with an all-expense trip by Disney. As always all opinions are 100% my own.