Don't forget to give her mad martial arts skills.
TBH Zoe Saldana has established herself as a strong sci-fi actress, sci-fi frequently makes people change their appearance. Karen Gillian had to shave her head and paint herself blue for GotG, so...
Isn't it slightly racist that, lately, if a character has a non-human skin tone then they are usually played by a black person? I mean, it's great the black people are getting more parts and all, but it still seems a bit of an odd way of going about it.
@The Manwhore, I'm pretty sure when it's a part where skin tone is completely covered they hobby whomever best fits the role not by race. It would be a bit odd to chose by race if you're going to cover said races physical features.
@The Manwhore, who cares about racism? Don't be so sensitive. 😎
@George Feeny, just something I've been noticing recently. Probably not even that prevalent.
@The Manwhore, I mean bear in mind black people tend to have a different facial structure that lends itself to making an alien face with less effort put into makeup than with an average Caucasian facial structure. It's simply a matter of hiring based on what works best. It's one of the few times that hiring based on race could be considered meritocratic.
@Captain Swordsman, your correct, white people were easy with 70s version of planet of the apes.
@Captain Swordsman, that argument is based on the assumption of white/Caucasian structure being "normal" and other ethnic structures being "different", which only applies to White people, to a Black person Caucasian features would look more alien.
@The Manwhore, Drax the Destroyer is played by a latino man covered in makeup. Hondu and Ronin are both white men in makeup. Rocket and Groot are both voiced and motion captured by white guys. That blue android chick (I could look up her name but I don't care enough) is played by the Irish girl who was Amy Pond on Dr. Who.
Even only counting major characters, Guardians of the Galaxy has 7 characters with non humanoid colours (5 if you don't count the cgi characters). Only one of them is played by a black actor.
@GI Fumbles, true, but Caucasians are the majority and thus technically the norm in the country in which these movies are produced, and more importantly tend to make up a majority of viewing audience.
@Captain Swordsman, that's also a flawed argument. A census poll may tell you the country's overall population, but that doesn't count for an accurate prediction of a movie's audience, especially once you factor in foreign releases.
And again, the response should never be "because they look different" because that only works when you're talking to White people. Shrugging your shoulders to the (literal) alienation of nearly half of this country- and the majority of the world -is textbook ignorance, it's just making an excuse to ignore the problem.
@The Manwhore, she's not black though
@GI Fumbles, boi. I get where you're coming from but I think there's a disconnect going on here somewhere
@The Manwhore, hellboy is white
@Tricks with a Hose, quite right. Her parentage is Dominican/Peurto Rican.
To be fair, they didn't paint her in Star Trek, and the romantic subplot was not what was expected. And in GotG, they play on tropes. It's half the point.
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