Zoe Saldana's style secrets and what she knows about the "Avatar" sequel!
Whether you pass her on the street or spot her in a candid photograph you'll rarely see Zoe Saldana in a pair of sweatpants. When she sat down with AOL.com's Brian Balthazar, the beauty who's starring in NBC's mini-series "Rosemary's Baby" revealed why you'd be hard pressed to find her looking unkempt with bedhead.
"Normally, I only wear sweats when I'm going to the gym," said Saldana. "I'm an artist... I like practicing art and taking art in and speaking about art. I'm an artist all around. So, whatever it is I'm going to put on, it has to have a meaning or a story or... give me something of substance. I can't just wear a big label." But, the 35-year-old says her fashion philosophy isn't inspired by the Hollywood glam factor. "I can't just not look my best. It's not about coming out of my house looking all done up with the hair and the fan and everything, no. It's about really working at it and just having fun with dressing yourself."
If the "Avatar" star, who shined at the Met Gala, has one pet peeve about style, or lack thereof, it's sweats on a plane. "I am a firm believer that when you fly, just make an effort. I can't see those sweatpants and that pillow! I mean, that might be the last flight. I am going down, literally, wearing the best that I can wear. I don't know if I got it from my mom, I don't know." An important PSA from one of Hollywood's most stylish ladies!
It's been about four years since Saldana donned that famous blue face as Neytiri in the box office smash "Avatar." Fans have been impatiently awaiting her return to Pandora and she tells AOL.com things are gearing up for the sequel. "James Cameron is finishing up the scripts and as soon as he does that we'll be getting the call. I'm thinking it's going to be late this year that we're going to start going into production."
The busy star who's also appeared in the "Star Trek" franchise is taking the time in between her film roles to take on the title role in the TV version of the classic thriller "Rosemary's Baby." Despite the fact that the role involves giving birth to the Devil's baby, Saldana says the creepiness of the role dissipated the minute she stepped on to the set. "In theory, I did go into it going, 'Oh my God, am I going to be creeped out?' No, as soon as you get there you're so distracted by tall the technicalities that come in to shooting a movie that it becomes like any other set." The mini-series promises a bit of a scare which Saldana admits, she enjoys. "I did realize that shooting horror movies is fun. If there's blood and stuff like that, you know it's fake, you've seen them do it when they're putting it on you. It's all sticky, it sticks to your hair, it tastes bad... So, all of a sudden you're caught up in these things and it removes that element of fear."
As if a movie career and a taxing role in a mini-series wasn't enough, Saldana is also Executive Producer of her own AOL Original series "My Hero." She says the project was born from an idea her eldest sister had about asking the family's famous friends to spotlight stories of their real-life heroes. "We didn't find a single entertainer that we approached professionally or through our personal relationships that wouldn't want to talk about their hero. So, we tried it, people liked it and we're so excited AOL is doing it!"
Be sure to catch Zoe Saldana's amazing performance in "Rosemary's Baby" starting Sunday night at 9pm on NBC. The second part of the two-part mini-series will air Thursday night at 9pm also on NBC. You can also see Saldana's passion project "My Hero" coming soon to AOL On.