Zoe gets candid about Gamora & Star-Lord in this Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Zoe Saldana Interview #GotGVol2Event
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Let’s talk about Gamora & Star-Lord! Zoe dishes everything we want to know about the “couple” in this Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Zoe Saldana Interview. This unbiased post is sponsored by Disney as a part of the #GotGVol2Event!
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Zoe Saldana Interview
Yes, Zoe Saldana as flawless in person as she is on the big screen. Zoe walked in with a huge smile on her face and thrill in her eyes. This was one of the interviews that I was most excited about. I admire this woman because she’s such a huge role model for young girls and women. I also can’t help but to marvel at the Star-Lord’s love interest. *sigh*
Zoe gets candid about Gamora & Star-Lord’s relationship
As a hopeless romantic, I can’t help but to want something more out of Gamora and Star-lord. Or I did before I got Zoe’s take on the subject. I mean, their chemistry is so obvious, but Zoe Saldana (who is “not a sucker for romance”) really couldn’t have explain it any better.
It needs to be really well done, and very meticulously paced out in order for me to feel like it wasn’t gratuitous for the audience, and it wasn’t just part of a recipe for disaster at the box office. I think that James Gunn is exceptionally talented in the way that he creates strong characters in the beginning, and then he really lets these characters tell him where they need to go, based on what he established before. So, Gamora and Quill, they’re best friends. The bond that they have is so spiritually dynamic that to top it off with a kiss, you might actually ruin it. So, I feel like it lives better, and it’s stronger, in the way that they communicate, and the way that they counsel each other, and the way that they think and protect each other. And then the way that they cover up for each other.
So, they really have a relationship, that when everybody goes to sleep, they’re up, and they’re talking. And that kind of transpired in the way that James Gunn designed our relationship to unfold in this movie, and I would like it to sort of run its course. And if in Vol. 3, if I do go back, and we do end up having a kiss, let it be because we’re so desperate to see it, because it’s the one thing that just needs to happen between them. But up until now, I think that we got just what we needed from them.
OMG. Isn’t this what we all want out of life? A connection that keeps you up later than everyone else. A friendship that has run it’s course and the only direction it can take is a romantic one. *Sigh* Clearly, I am a huge sucker for romance and while I’m not banking on these two ending up together, I would be completely accepting of every single step they take.
Zoe might take a break from strong-female roles.
I love it. I do. But, you know I would like to take a break from playing kick ass science fiction females. I’ve been doing it for over 10 years, I’m kind of tired. But growing up, I only had two icons that I can reference. I’d watch those movies until my tape would break. It was Ellen Ripley from Aliens, and it was Sarah Connor from Terminator. And I would watch these movies endlessly. And then it was like, Jamie Lee Curtis, when Katherine Bigelow did that movie, Blue Steel, and James Cameron also did that movie, True Lies, I had her as a reference. But other than that, I was always watching action movies told through the eyes of males, but always feeling that gap, that void, you know?
I think Zoe really wants to dip her toes into a more feminine role. Maybe something dramatic? Maybe she’ll be the damsel in distress for once? Maybe a kick-ass role based on a true story? That would be a good one!
I feel like I did take it upon myself to just be happy with the fact that I took a gamble on these movies for a first time. They ended up being super special, and they went into sequels. I didn’t think of this, trust me. It was not my idea. And I just had my responsibility to fulfill them. But once I was there, I didn’t want to be better about it. I wanted to acknowledge that maybe it means something. Maybe it is important that I’m a part of those women that are filling in that gap, so that women can have more options, more references to look into.
I can’t help but to wonder how or when she could take on a new role because right now, Guardians of the Galaxy is taking off and a third is already in the works. Either way, I love Zoe Saldana and think she could rock any role she takes on.
Let’s talk about Gamora and Nebula’s sisterly bond, or lack thereof.
My heart was so full after seeing these two interact in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2! Yes, they may have fought – a lot. But, sometimes you have to fight it out so you can move forward. In this Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Zoe Saldana Interview, Zoe talks about what she would like to happen between Gamora and Nebula.
I would want Gamora to go to Nebula. ‘Cause I would go with my sisters anywhere. They call me, and they’re like, let’s go. I’m like, okay! I just go and ask questions later. I would go to Nebula.
Zoe Saldana goes on to describe how she may wish for certain things to happen, but she still respects James Gunn’s vision. I mean, he is the mastermind in all of this.
But I really respect the fact that James Gunn has a vision and an idea of an arc for each and every one of these characters, and what they represent as a family unit. And Gamora is this just unbreakable support, wall, that everybody leans on to. So there’s a lot that she can reveal, but it’s always within measure.
Final mention-worthy moments from our Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Zoe Saldana interview.
- Zoe said it took 3.5 – 4 hours to get her makeup applied for her as Gamora each day.
- To help the time pass by, she talked. The…entire…time. That’s all she did was talk, to anyone and everyone. She’d speak in every language she could. She’d FaceTime her kids. “I’m like an old lady,” she says.
- Zoe describes the 3 lovely females in this film. “Mantis resembles such an innocent creature, and Nebula’s so angry. Shit, she’s so angry. And Gamora is maternal.”
- Zoe describes Gamora in Vol. 2: “She went the opposite of who she was in the first movie”
- Zoe had one major thing to say about Karen Gillan: “Karen’s a bad ass. This girl is like the Hulk in acting!”
“I think that it’s okay to still be vulnerable, and be strong.”
– Zoe Saldana gives advice to young girls.
See Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in theaters 5/5/17