In light of her recent starring roles in the sci-fi motion pictures Avatar and Star Trek, Zoë Saldana appears to be a bona fide geek. In fact, in an interview with People, Saldana said, “I loved stories that helped me escape, and those happened to be the stories that fall into the category of geekiness. So, therefore, I am a proud geek!” Fans of the 31-year-old actress couldn’t be happier about her commitment to being the reigning “queen of science fiction,” and have supported her with great box office success.
Saldana stars as Neytiri alongside Sigourney Weaver as Dr. Grace Augustine and Michelle Rodriguez as Trudy Chacon in James Cameron’s 3-D fantastical feature film Avatar, which won the hearts of aliens and mortals all over the country and clinched the number one spot in this past weekend’s box office sales, with $73 million. Avatar, which had a $300 million budget, has already received rave reviews, including Golden Globe nominations for Best Motion Picture — Drama, Best Director, Best Original Score, and Best Original Song.
Saldana also starred as Uhura in the 2009 summer blockbuster Star Trek, which arguably made her the hottest Trekkie ever.
In a non-sci-fi role, Saldana played a lesbian in the 2007 indie dramedy After Sex, in which she was sexually involved with Mila Kunis (who will have an “extreme” lesbian sex scene with Natalie Portman in Black Swan).
What do you think of Zoë Saldana’s induction as queen of the geeks?