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