Zoe Saldana is sightless when it comes to seeing people’s race and she has her job to thank for it.
In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, the Afro-Latina actress says that her film credits, especially her roles in science fiction films, allows her to artistically transcend race and gender politics. She explained “I love working with people who let their imaginations go. Plus, you get to play characters who defy gravity. I like that. It makes me feel superhuman because, obviously, it’s been brought to my attention continuously since I was born that I’m not a conventional person because of the color of my skin or my gender or my cultural background.”
The Avatar star added, “I think science fiction has given me the ability as an artist to be colorblind, and gender-blind, and to imagine and reinvent myself and be the chameleon actors are supposed to be.” This isn’t the first time that Saldana got the universal eye-roll from people of color.
As you may recall, the actress was dragged for years for her portrayal of Nina Simone in the late singer’s biopic. Clearly, that hasn’t stopped her from saying how she feels, regardless of how flawed it sounds. Ironically, this is the same star who has been defending her blackness for years.
Every Time Zoe Saldana Looked Like A Work Of Art
1. Elegance.Source:Getty 1 of 18
2. Hair flip!Source:Splash News 2 of 18
3. Flawless features.Source:Getty 3 of 18
4. Flirty in floral.Source:Getty 4 of 18
5. Yass, Zoe. Yass!Source:Getty 5 of 18
6. Heyyy Zoe. *waves*Source:Getty 6 of 18
7. Feeling herself.Source:Getty 7 of 18
8. All black everything.Source:Getty 8 of 18
9. Perfect frame.Source:Getty 9 of 18
10. Is there a color that doesn't look good on her? Nah.Source:Getty 10 of 18
11. Slay.Source:Getty 11 of 18
12. *Inserts praise hands*Source:Getty 12 of 18
13. All white everything.Source:Getty 13 of 18
14. Serve!Source:Getty 14 of 18
15. *Inserts heart eyes*Source:Getty 15 of 18
16. 10's across the board.Source:Getty 16 of 18
17. When bae gives you that look.Source:Splash News 17 of 18
18. Stunt.Source:Getty 18 of 18
Hold Up: Zoe Saldana Explains Why She Doesn’t See Color was originally published on globalgrind.com