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Zoe Saldana Reveals Why She Chooses Hard Work Over 'Sleeping Her Way To the Top' -- "There's Always A Producer To Shag!"

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Zoe Saldana hit NYC last night to chat up the press about her upcoming flick, Star Trek Into Darkness. Check out what she revealed to the crowd about passing her hard work ethic down to her niece, why she doesn't accept small money, and why she never wants to retire...

 

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The 34-year-old beauty has been making major promo rounds lately for the new Star Trek flick.  And TheYBF.com hit up the intimate Q&A session & screener in NYC last night where Zoe dished training hard for her role as Uhura and why she'll never stop working.  And she'll keep rocking these blockbuster films until it doesn't make her happy anymore.

"I never want to retire," Zoe told the crowd. "What am I going to do, gardening? I want to keep growing, I'll always need to learn something, someone will always want me to teach them something. I'm always going to be evolving in my career. Right now, I've finally found something that makes me happy. I've been doing this for over 10 years and it makes me happy. And the moment this business doesn't make happy, I am going to do something else."

Zoe doesn't believe in the word "celebrity" because she works her ass off for what she gets.  And she's not going the easy route of some "celebs" and sleeping with a producer for the role.

 "Words like celebrity don't exist.  If you're in it for game, get out of it. It's always a producer to shag."

She also spoke about who she would groom in this business--and it's her niece. But Zoe's not tolerating any slacking whatsoever.  And no small wages for hard work. She said:

"I have a 10 year old niece so I would want to share with her and hope she got good experiences out if it.  I'm very Latino. And [the reputation of us] working for 40 years like an animal and getting a 14 year old's wage is old. It's capitalism. We've been somebody since the day we were born. You can be anybody. You are just one person and you're unique. If my niece one day wants to be an actress, she will work her ass off. I work my ass off.  And when I get freebies, I deserve them."

Well said Zoe.

Check out more pics of Ms. Saldana chatting up the pres with host Lola Ogunnaike of ARISE TV:

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Star Trek Into Darkness is in theaters NOW.

 

 

Photog: Stephen Knight

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Good more women need to wise

Good more women need to wise up like her and use their minds.
apowerfuldude's picture

"shag"? Oh she British now?

"shag"? Oh she British now?
whatev's picture

She's a LIAR! ONLY A FREAK

She's a LIAR! ONLY A FREAK POSES WITH HER VAGINA OUT IN A GOSSIP MAGAZINE!
cutethatsall56's picture

You know this bitch is

You know this bitch is confused. Dominicans ain't busting their asses working hard for 40 years here in the States. Not unless they driving cabs in NY or doing prison time. Hell, most of the Latinos in the US ain't busting there asses for 40 years. You can hardly, get this young generation of Latinos to pick the damn crops. Welfare too damn available. So she can cut this "I'm Latino and my work ethic is superior attitude." In fact, bitch stop hollering Latino every chance you get. It is as tiresome as blacks reminding folks they are black and Christians reminding folks they Christian. What she fails to get is the African in her is why she gets these roles. Zoe you are unique because the slaves from African were introduced to this hemisphere. Africans interbred with the Europeans and Natives. This is your so called Latinos. The light ones hate to admit they have any African or Native American in their ancestry. Zoe you are not even light skin. Zoe, you get your roles because of you African ancestry. It gives you your unique dark skin and exotic looks. Without that exotic look you would be another Jessica Alba. Stop distancing yourself from what makes you unique. Dominicans are Afro-Caribbean or Afro Latino. That goes for Haitians and any other non indigenous people of color in the hemisphere. Embrace your blackness.
The ZuluKing's picture

I think you need to be

I think you need to be checked, respectfully of course, but checked nonetheless. There are plenty of Dominicans/Afro-Latinos/Afro-Caribbeans - including celebrities - that not only acknowledge their African heritage, but embrace it as part of their identity. And to whittle down and ultimately dismiss the individuality of an entire group of people simply because they have African blood, is akin to the one-drop rule. Since you have African blood, you can only be African and all of your other parts are null and void. That's just simply too simple Zulu King. You're better than that. Yes, there plenty of Dominicans caught in a circle of self-denial when it comes to their African ancestry and heritage. But that's the only valid point you made. Finally, just like African-Americans, Christians and whatever group you believe exists or doesn't, there are people who work and those that don't. I don't know which one you are, but I know which I am.
jlr78's picture

U R SO RIGHT ON. I dont like

U R SO RIGHT ON. I dont like this bish for stealing parts that should go to real black women, ALL THE WHILE SCREAMING THAT SHE IS LATINO. If that is true she needs to get her butt over to the latin film/tv/music world. LET'S SEE IF THEY EMBRACE HER BLACK SELF.
cassandra29's picture

Amen.

Amen.
The ZuluKing's picture

I DONT SEE ANYTHING EXOTIC IN

I DONT SEE ANYTHING EXOTIC IN HER. SHE LOOKS JUST LIKE MY COUSIN BRENDA WHO HAS NO SPANISH BLOOD.
cassandra29's picture

thank you for correcting me

thank you for correcting me about her exotic looks. I agree.
The ZuluKing's picture

Ladies if you not Fu**in and

Ladies if you not Fu**in and Su**in this business it's not for you...Zoe can sell you a dream if she wants to but that is not the reality! If you want to do this you have to get down with somebody...lock in or get passed around. Either way that is how you win ladies...I am not one to sugar coat sh**!!!
Money First's picture

Sooo this is why Zoe has been

Sooo this is why Zoe has been so vocal lately, she's in the new Star Trek movie, now I get it.
Realist's picture

AND WHY NOT!!! THEY, meaning

AND WHY NOT!!! THEY, meaning white people, do it. I say, You go girl!!!
BigJohn's picture

there is such thing as

there is such thing as proximity, you date the people you are around. kerry washington has been acting for a long time so has Zoe. Zoe was in drumline with nick cannon ages ago & kerry was in save the last dance ages ago. they both have had upward mobility in their career. Proud of 'em both

ME TOO!

ME TOO!
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SISSIY88's picture

well people need stop

well people need stop confusing love with "status" or "wealth. what happens if this man isn't as wealthy in 10 years. That's why I ain't stand of none of yall
apowerfuldude's picture

I will marry her and help her

I will marry her and help her to the top, she so sexy! Checkout thegrandreport, they have some good reads and videos on there
V's picture

Because she's highly

Because she's highly intelligent and doesnt need to (same with Kerry Washington)........
Jesus H. Christ's picture

Righhhhhht HIGHLY INTELLIGENT

Righhhhhht HIGHLY INTELLIGENT ENOUGH TO POSE WITH HER PUSS OUT FOR A GOSSIP MAGAZINE!!!! REAL INTELLIGENT!!!! LOGICAL EVEN!
cutethatsall56's picture

what mag was that?

what mag was that?
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