Actress Zoe Saldana Says Sci-Fi Roles Have Made her Colorblind.
Zoe Saldana says that she’s colorblind, thanks to her starring roles in sci-fi movies. No, we’re not talking about stunts that may have affected her vision. We’re talking the “I don’t see color” type of colorblind.
When asked in an interview about why she enjoys sci-fi movies, Saldana, who has starred in Avatar,Star Trek Beyond and Guardians of the Galaxy, said that those movies helped her in her color- and gender-blindness:
I get to imagine the unimaginable. I’m always in awe of writers, directors and actors who are able to pull off a world we’ve never seen—I love working with people who let their imaginations go. Plus, you get to play characters who defy gravity. I like that. It makes me feel superhuman because, obviously, it’s been brought to my attention continuously since I was born that I’m not a conventional person because of the color of my skin or my gender or my cultural background. So I think science fiction has given me the ability as an artist to be colorblind, and gender-blind, and to imagine and reinvent myself and be the chameleon actors are supposed to be.