Zoe Saldana on the Sexist, Backhanded Reasons Women Get Hired in Hollywood

by Samantha Baumgartner

When you’re Zoe Saldana, your resume is impressive – over 30 films, countless public appearances, and even the label of co-producer on projects like Rosemary’s Baby.

You would assume that Saldana worked hard over the years to obtain this lengthy resume, and while this may be true, another factor came into play, and it’s incredibly sexist.

In a recent interview to promote the new movie Infinitely Polar Bear, Saldana states, “A producer once told me he hired me for the way I held a gun while wearing panties, not for my opinions.”

This producer is probably referring to Saldana’s role in the 2010 film, The Losers with Chris Evans, Idris Elba, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Never mind the fact that she stars as the only lead female in a movie seeming to only want to cater to men, Mr. Producer; it takes a lot of bravery to go up for a role like that.

We applaud you for coming forth with your statement, Zoe, and hopefully it will bring all women one-step closer to equality. 

Original article via JEZEBEL

Photo via TSM Interactive.

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