21 June 2015
Zoe Saldana has criticised the movie industry for its sexist treatment of women.
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’.”
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: