“Avatar” star Zoe Saldana slammed Hollywood’s sexism in the July issue of Allure, and she recalled an eye-opening experience when she was attacked by a producer for voicing her opinion. “I hired you to look good in your underwear holding a gun,” she said a producer once told her.
The 37-year-old July cover girl didn’t name names, but it’s speculated that Saldana was talking about a producer from her 2010 flick, “Losers.?
“I was told walking into this project that they really wanted me for the part, and that any input or ideas I had to please share them,” She continued. “That’s what I was doing, and this producer was so bothered by the fact that he had to disrupt his vacation to call me and tell me to stop being a difficult b*tch. I thought, ‘Wow, it’s real. It really happens.’”
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Zoe also reveals the support she received from celebrity moms following the birth of her twin boys, Bowie and Cy. “We were all reaching out to each other,” she said. “I got an email from Jessica Alba—who I only know from conversations in the bathroom at events—saying, ‘Hey, congratulations.”
“That love and support from the network of women around you, it made me really… I get emotional because if we continue to do that, we will be unstoppable. As opposed to nitpicking at each other for arbitrary things such as weight and hair color and purses. It’s such fucking minutiae when there are bigger issues that we have to be talking about, like equal pay and equal rights,” she explained.
Read the full article here and be sure to pick up the publication’s July issue.