Action veteran Zoe Saldana isn’t pulling any punches when describing the sexism she’s faced in Hollywood over the years.
“A producer once told me he hired me for the way I held a gun while wearing panties, not for my opinions,” she told the Philadelphia Daily News in a recent interview promoting her new film, Infinitely Polar Bear. “I wish I’d recorded it, so I could play it for every girl in elementary school and tell them never to let anybody treat them that way. ”
Though Saldana stopped short of naming the offending producer, she’s had to battle almost in the buff in a pair of action movies, The Losers (2010) and Colombiana (2011).