Zoe Saldana has become one of the biggest African-American celebrities in Hollywood after her massively successful Colombiana movie cemented her position in the culture as an action-star.
In addition to her flourishing career, Zoe has been an outspoken supporter of diversity in Hollywood, frequently talking about the difficulties as a minority in the entertainment hub of America.
As for her latest flick, Avengers: Infinity War, Saldana is starring as Gamora and the film has been a massive hit. During an interview with reporters over at Bet.com, the actress dished on the cultural impact of her latest movie as well as that of Black Panther.
According to the Colombiana alum, the movie opened the door for the diversified depiction of black people in film. No longer are black people confined to stereotypical roles such as a gangster, basketball player, or a slave in a period movie.
It’s slowly becoming possible for black people to perform outside of their niche, which some claim has been unfairly carved out for them, a position from which they cannot escape.
During her chat with BET.com, Saldana along with Pratt dished on the gamechanger that was Black Panther. According to Zoe, “it was inspiring,” and it “wasn’t overwhelmed by outstanding issues that are pink elephants in a room that we’ve known for centuries.”
Additionally, Zoe is a mother of three black males, and she’s concerned for their wellbeing, of course.
As a mother-of-three, Zoe said she was “very inspired” by the movie and is hopeful for the future of race relations in the United States. The change has been slow and progressive, but also for certain.