Zoe Saldana: Producer Told Me I Was Hired to ‘Look Good in Your Underwear Holding a Gun’

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Zoe Saldana is one badass actress, but that doesn’t mean she has endured sexism in her acting career.  She tells Allure about a producer who told her she was hired to look good in her underwear.“‘I hired you to look good in your underwear holding a gun.’ 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. 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 bitch. I thought, Wow, it’s real. It really happens.”

And that happened after she was sought out for the project AND told they wanted her input. The first movie I thought of was Colombiana?


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