Zoe Saldana has always been “obsessed” with people who get up and go to work every morning.
The Hollywood actress revealed her fascination with individuals who have a normal routine. In her new movie Out of the Furnace, she plays down her stunning looks to play a small-town teacher married to a millworker – and found the character absorbing.
“That phrase ‘everyday people’ always makes me stop and think – I mean, walk out your door and you’ll see ‘everyday people’ every day of your life. I’ve always been obsessed with, and enamored of, people who get up in the morning, go to work, do the best they can and give thanks for what they’ve got,” she told New York Daily News.
Zoe worked with a male-dominated cast for the movie, including Christian Bale, Casey Affleck and Woody Harrelson. The movie sees two brothers – played by Christian and Casey – get involved with an underground fight club and Woody’s dubious character.
While some women might find it intimidating to spend so much time around a group of guys, tough-talking Zoe loved every minute of it.
“It didn’t feel like a sausagefest! I’m an alpha, too – so bring it on, guys!” she laughed.
The 36-year-old beauty has a busy time ahead. As well as reprising her role as Na’vi warrior Neytiri in back-to-back Avatar sequels, Zoe is also set to portray Nina Simone in a new biopic and turns alien warrior to play Gamora in new comic book film Guardians of the Galaxy.
She has explained that Gamora takes her impressive skills as a super assassin in her stride.
“Gamora doesn’t wake up every morning and go, ‘I’m super-fantastic!’ She just comes from a planet where everybody is green and strong,” she explained. “She’s just an everyday person there.”
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