Zoe Saldana Talks Hollywood Heroines, John Hughes Movies And Ditching Dinner With Trump

We caught up with Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.2 actress Zoe Saldana to talk everything from ditching Trump at dinner, to fangirling over Terminator's Sarah Connor...

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From the very first time we laid eyes on her in our teen film obsession, Crossroads (yes the film where Britney sings I Love Rock 'N Roll and made us all want curly hair and a crop top immediately), we've been all about Zoe Saldana.

Whether she's a blue alien in Avatar, a green assassin called Gamora in Guardians Of The Galaxy, or sitting sipping rosé and talking about body image with her sisters on Youtube, her acting prowess, commitment to equality in Hollywood and her hilarious Instagrams make Zoe Saldana serious woman goals.

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Don't even get us started on how she makes being a mum look so effortless.

Marvelling at how she can transform a sore throat into the most glamorous husky voice we've ever heard, we talked sisterhood, Sarah Connor and how she'd avoid the dreaded dinner party with Trump...

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You play a pretty badass character in 'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.2', do you think it's important that female narratives are getting more air time?

'It can only be positive. I think we should take it as a good sign that studios like Marvel and directors like James Gunn are paying attention and wanting to be a part of the change. The only thing that we can hope for is that it's just the beginning and they continue to do it, especially now we've got Brie Larson playing Captain Marvel and all these amazing female characters in the Marvel universe.'

Growing up, who was your ultimate movie heroine?

'Ellen Ripley and Sarah Connor, for sure. I wasn't from the Charlie's Angels era, but in the 80s we had those women and I was so grateful for it. I used to watch those movies over and over again.'

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We first saw you in our teen obsession 'Crossroads', what was your coming of age movie?

'There were so many. I was a big John Hughes fan so Some Kind Of Wonderful was my staple. I loved Eric Stoltz and I thought that Amanda Jones was awesome. Oh and Mary Stuart Masterson's character, Watts! I always remember Watts. Oh god I just aged myself! But I remember watching Some Kind Of Wonderful and relating to it because high school really was that tough sometimes.'

What would Gamora's coming of age film be?

'Anything with Kermit the frog in! You know when you're little and you're looking for people to identify with on screen? I think Gamora would do the same.'

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