Zoe Saldana Wants A Role In J.J. Abrams' STAR WARS: EPISODE VII

Despite playing Uhura in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek series, Zoe Saldana is thrilled to see the director land the Star Wars: Episode VII directing gig and expresses her interest in reuniting with him on the highly anticipated film.

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By Paul Romano - 3/1/2013


Speaking with E! Online on the Oscars red carpet, actress Zoe "Uhura" Saldana shares her thoughts on her Star Trek Into Darkness director J.J. Abrams moving on to helm Star Wars: Episode VII for Disney/LucasFilm. Like Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine, Simon Pegg and Roberto Orci, she's very happy to see Abrams make the decision, but hopes that he will return for a third Star Trek installment. "I'm totally ecstatic,. We are going to give him s--t because we don't want him to ever think about leaving just in case we go into a third installment of Star Trek." And to no surprise, Saldana expresses interest in taking on a "sexy" role in Star Wars VII. "I'm getting ready to call them, I tell you that. I want to be a sexy something, like a princess from another planet." If any, which character would you like to see her play?

Star Trek Into Darkness is set to hit theaters May 17th. Despite J.J. Abrams not committing to the release date, Star Wars: Episode VII is targeting a 2015 debut.










Source: E! Online
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DanteSparda - 3/1/2013, 8:28 AM
No, better keep both casts completely different and perhaps make a crossover movie in the future mwahaha
ScabbyJ - 3/1/2013, 8:30 AM
Who doesn't want a role?

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JatevinM - 3/1/2013, 8:30 AM
I'd really like to see her in the new Star Wars. I can see her as either a Jedi or a Sith
himynameisnik - 3/1/2013, 8:30 AM
I'd be happy with her in the films, if not a Jedi then maybe as like a bounty hunter or something badass. Quite a few actors I'd like to see in these films, Gary Oldman being one definitely. The films are renowned for it's use of British Actors in main and supporting roles so I reckon we could see possibly Tom Hiddlestone or other currently popular British Actors.
CoulsonLives - 3/1/2013, 8:31 AM
Storm ;)
MrMartinMarvel - 3/1/2013, 8:31 AM
@LEV Dangit, you beat me to it!
JDUKE25 - 3/1/2013, 8:31 AM
Bring her in. I love her.
SKOne - 3/1/2013, 8:33 AM
I could totally see her as a descendant of Ventress in episode VII to draw in the Clone Wars audience.
TheFascinatingMan - 3/1/2013, 8:34 AM
I want her as Gamora
Gulon180 - 3/1/2013, 8:36 AM
of course she does.
OptimusPrime114 - 3/1/2013, 8:37 AM
I see has as a Twi'lek character.
JordanKing - 3/1/2013, 8:42 AM
Of course she does.
GUNSMITH - 3/1/2013, 8:43 AM
DUDE EVERYONE IN FRIGG'N HOLLYWOOD WANTS A DAMN ROLE..HELL I WANT A ROLE...IT'S THE HOLY GRAIL OF MOVIEDOM. MACE WINDU'S DAUGHTER.
sansClaymore - 3/1/2013, 8:48 AM
facepalm... mace windu is a jedi.... no kids sorry.
anakin cornered the market when it comes to jedi gettin it on and makin babies. as far as the events after the original trilogy apparently in books they all get busy having kids so maybe landos kid? who knows
HellBlayzer1981 - 3/1/2013, 8:49 AM
I used to dig this chick and for serveral reasons now I hate her guts....she just gave me one more reason....Thanks Saldana
HellBlayzer1981 - 3/1/2013, 8:50 AM
And she would make a crappy Storm...even worse than Halle and thats saying something.
reverendjonnynemo - 3/1/2013, 8:50 AM
sure, she could be a giraffe on dagobah



keep your mediocre acting skill away from SW
HeadPool420 - 3/1/2013, 8:52 AM
I love Star Wars and I like and enjoy Star Trek a lot, but this Trek cast in Wars is getting annoying. You guys have Trek let some other actors and actresses get these roles.
IIIAdamantiumIII - 3/1/2013, 8:53 AM
LOL cipher!!!
IIIAdamantiumIII - 3/1/2013, 8:55 AM
these trek actors just want in on a fat paycheck because starwars is going to make Triple what trek makes at the box office
JumpinJehosaphat - 3/1/2013, 9:00 AM
@reverendjonnynemo: While I appreciate the sentiment, Star Wars hasn't exactly been a bastion of stellar acting. Memorable and quotable, but not exactly top drawer in the performance area. I say this with all the love and respect for SW I can muster.
reverendjonnynemo - 3/1/2013, 9:04 AM
@J, something like:

"Hi? Like, I'm Lieutenant Uhura? ...and I'm doing the ships XO, and I'm blackmailing him with it, thereby destroying any dignity that Nichelle Nichols created in my original character?"

Zoe Saldana should have nothing to do with what no doubt will an iffy venture with Jar Jat Abrams as it is.
Danbojohnj - 3/1/2013, 9:55 AM
No thanks.Avaterd,ST and SW?Stick with relative unknowns,famous faces just take me out of the film.
villain001 - 3/1/2013, 10:05 AM
Sorry Zoe, but i dont remember any black p$$y in the star wars galaxy.
MetropolisKid - 3/1/2013, 10:10 AM
this is wut I was afraid of...star trek actors wanting to be in Star Wars...it shouldn't happen.
Bojac - 3/1/2013, 10:14 AM
DropAload - 3/1/2013, 10:21 AM
Thandie Zaldana or Zoe Newton I always get them mixed up when I'm smashing myself.
SpectacularJoShFest - 3/1/2013, 10:29 AM
^lmfao Gusto wishes God had something to do in his sex adventures...so he can blame it on GAWD for not being able to please women...okay...too far? lolWe all love you old man.
nach1wan - 3/1/2013, 10:30 AM
actually lando's daughter would be hilarious
SpectacularJoShFest - 3/1/2013, 10:31 AM
BTW...Zoe Zaldana in Star Wars and Star Trek...FUUCK NO! She's already been involved in Avatar and Star Trek,can't this beeotch pick a role that doesn't involve [frick]ing spaceships?
l0rdleg0las - 3/1/2013, 10:40 AM
No thanks she already sucks and gets too much screen time in Star Trek. Not interested in her being in Star Wars. Btw she isn't all that attractive anyway.
Ramiel - 3/1/2013, 12:48 PM
@villain001

Zoe's not black. She's Hispanic.
Shara184 - 3/1/2013, 12:50 PM
@Splenda I about died with that gif, lmao
StrangerX - 3/1/2013, 12:54 PM
let her in
lntrn8 - 3/1/2013, 1:04 PM
All aboard!
Wingding - 3/1/2013, 1:17 PM
Wouldn't mind seeing her in that slave outfit . . . :)
LancerEvo - 3/1/2013, 3:12 PM
Mace Windu's long-lost daughter? idk.
JumpinJehosaphat - 3/1/2013, 3:54 PM
@reverendjonnynemo: Those weren't performance choices made by the actress. You list writing issues with the character. I agree this was by far the worst choice they could have made with the character of Uhura, but if you're blaming the actress for the script, then I'm not sure what you think is good or bad acting.
reverendjonnynemo - 3/2/2013, 11:01 AM
@jumpin,

oh no - my issue with Orci with a writer is no secret, but her interpretation of that writing makes her a terrible actress.

Zoe Saldana's portrayal of Uhura is my #3 issue with NuTrek, and any dignity that Nicelle Nichols created of her was undone by the "acting" in a few lines.

(#1 being the silly plot contrivances, 2. Kirk as douchebag)

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