Zoe Saldana is featured in the new issue of Latina magazine and opens up about Avatar. "The year after Avatar was just emotionally overwhelming. I was traveling all over the world, waking up in different time zones. Your body gets exhausted, and by the end of the year, I just collapsed."
And it looks as if things didn't get better all that quickly. "I was in Paris training for Colombiana, sitting in my hotel room, and I couldn't stop crying. I couldn't stay awake. I must have slept for an entire month", the actress said. "It took me the rest of the year, even as I was working and shooting Colombiana, to pick myself up. Thank God my family was there".
All that aside, I'd heard rumors a while ago that James Cameron would be picking up the hit movie Avatar, with two sequels. Saldana said in an interview with E! that she's ready to start working with director James Cameron on his next two Avatar films. I'm guessing that confirms the rumors. Are you getting excited yet?
At the Teen Choice Awards Saldana said, "I think it's happening next year, but we don't know exactly when. The one thing I do know is that Jim will not greenlight anything unless he's absolutely OK and proud of the script he's putting together. That said, we just have to trust the man, that he will deliver." He definitely proved that with the first Avatar film, it was freaking amazing!
As I've said before, Zoe Saldana likes taking on very strong female characters. On Colombiana (in theaters August 26), "There aren't enough action movies that don't just show women sexually or compromise the level and intensity of the violence. I wanted to play a character that was androgynous. This could have been a boy", Saldana said. "This could have been a man and it still would have been just as raw and just as violent." Now I really want to see the movie.
Zoe is doing the dag on thing! Hopefully Colombiana will deliver and end up on my list of action movies with the "baddest" female characters (Angelina Jolie is number one with Salt).