Zoe Saldana criticises movie industry for unfair treatment of mothers

21 June 2015

Zoe Saldana has criticised the movie industry for its sexist treatment of women.

The Guardians of the Galaxy star said that she was almost dropped from a movie when the producers discovered she was pregnant.
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Right when I just feel super-duper happy, is that inconvenient for you? That me, as a woman in my thirties, I finally am in love and I am finally starting my life? And it’s (screwing) your schedule up? Really?”
Male actors, she argued, are afforded every luxury, but she was refused help to pay for a nanny for her twin sons.

“But then a woman comes in going, ‘OK, I have a child. You’re taking me away from my home. You’re taking my children away from their home. And you’re going to make me work a lot more hours than I usually would if I was home.

“Therefore, I would have to pay for this nanny for more hours – so I kind of need that,'” says Saldana. “And they go, ‘Nope, we don’t pay for nannies’.”
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Saldana stars alongside Mark Ruffalo in Infinitely Polar Bear and is currently filming Nina, a biopic of jazz singer Nina Simone.

She will also be reprising her role of Lieutenant Nyota Uhura in 2016’s Star Trek: Beyond.

Watch the trailer for Infinitely Polar Bear below:

Source: www.digitalspy.com.au

 


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