It’s hard not to love Zoe Saldana.

From her Drumline days to her Avatar success, Saldana has quickly become one of Hollywood’s most called on actresses. This month she can bee seen in spreads in several magazines and gracing the cover of Ebony as well.

This month, the actress is making her mark in theatres with the action flick, Colombiana, where she plays a female assassin on the path of revenge. And while the Latina and Black actress is a sweetheart in person, she has no problem playing the tough roles on the big screen:

Saldana’s action roots run deep. The actress, 33, grew up partly in the Dominican Republic, where she learned to climb mango trees and gut fresh-caught fish. She remembers herself as “a feminine tomboy. I had my plastic swords, my ninja stars—but I still wore lipstick.”

Saldana spent a decade wasted in sidekick parts until 2009’s Star Trek and her xenolinguistics expert, Uhura. (Saldana herself speaks four languages—five if you count Na’vi.) Next year she’ll trade the martial arts for a couple of marital dramas, though don’t expect any doting wives: “It gets pretty boring when all you are is the support system for a male character,” she says. “I want to be in the small percentage of women who don’t settle for conventional roles.”


What do you think of Zoe’s spread for GQ?  Are you planning to see Columbiana?  Tell us what you think Clutchettes!

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