Zoe Saldana: ‘I’m a woman of color in America. That’s enough for you to go, Oh, f—!’

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana covers the newest issue of Hollywood Reporter to promote her role as a green-skinned assassin in Guardians of the Galaxy. Before I hop into the interview, here’s an update on Zoe’s pregnancy. She’s reportedly three months pregnant, and some of you thought she looked further along at Monday’s premiere. There’s a good reason for that. E! news has spoken to multiple sources who say Zoe is pregnant with twins. Wow. Marco Perego had better buckle up. Twins are a huge undertaking. They just got married last year, and they have another big lifestyle adjustment coming their way. Zoe is reportedly “thrilled.” In about a year, she’ll be reportedly “exhausted.”

This interview is bitchy in a Zoe way. She calls out Hollywood elitism and “people disrespecting me.” Disrespect seems to be the theme of this press tour. She calls out Hollywood for not giving females roles other than accessory wives or girlfriends. I agree with Zoe on that point. She also goes off on the “political” nature of film sets, but really, most jobs are like that to a point. There are many other topics of discussion here. The reasons why she married Marco are interesting:

On her Pirates of the Caribbean movie: “Those weren’t the right people for me. I’m not talking about the cast. The cast was great. I’m talking about the political stuff that went on behind closed doors. It was a lot of above-the-line versus below-the-line, extras versus actors, producers versus PAs. It was very elitist. I almost quit the business. I was 23 years old, and I was like, ‘F— this!’ I am never putting myself in this situation again. People disrespecting me because they look at my number on a call sheet and they think I’m not important. F— you.”

On being sci-fi eye candy: “That’s true of every genre. Eighty percent of what’s out there is told through the point of view of a male. I can sit down with so many filmmakers for so many projects and play so many actors’ girlfriends or wives. But in sci-fi, I can play Gamora. She was taken from her planet when she was a child and forced into a life of violence and crime. She reminds me of the lost kids of Sudan, the boys who are taken from their family and have to come back to their villages and shoot everybody. Even though it’s a Marvel movie, I take it all very seriously.”

She almost broke Chris Pratt’s ribs: “I almost kicked him in the nuts. He was like (in a high-pitched voice), ‘It’s fine, it’s fine.’ I love that about men. They’re determined to maintain their dignity. Even when they’re crushed.”

On marrying Marco after a few months: “No! I’ve known my partner for five years. I knew of his work. I knew of him. Then we met. And months later, we both made the decision to do what we both individually vowed never to do — to get married. Why get married? Because I believe in love? Because I don’t want my kids to be called bast-rds? No. Those reasons are not natural to me. Maybe for tax reasons I would have done it.”

Her mom mistook Thandie Newton for Zoe? “That’s true. She saw a poster for Crash and called me to ask me why I didn’t tell her I was in a movie with Matt Dillon. I’ve gotten Kerry Washington and Jada Pinkett, too, but mainly Thandie. People ask me if I’m offended that I’m confused with every other black actress out there. ‘Doesn’t it bother you that people think you’re all the same person?’ No. Because one time I entered a restaurant and there were all these beautiful blond girls around a table, probably all from Orange County. It felt like it might have been a high school reunion or something. There were like 20 beautiful girls, but they were all the same. I couldn’t tell any of them apart.”

Is Hollywood getting better about race? “I don’t want to spend my life thinking about all the impossibilities I face when I wake up in the morning. But the reality is, I’m a woman of color in America. That itself is enough for you to wake up and go, ‘Oh, f—!'”

Race doesn’t matter as much in sci-fi: “You know why? Because the people we discriminate against in sci-fi movies are the aliens. We make them the villains. We have to make somebody bad.”

[From Hollywood Reporter]

I tried not to laugh at the part about Chris Pratt’s balls, which was hard because my inner 15-year-old found it funny. The stuff about “knowing” Marco for five years through his art is bizarre. Does Zoe really think she knew him incredibly well before even meeting him? One of his “best known works” is a creepy portrait of the Seven Dwarves. That painting is pretty tame. I googled and found a very NSFW piece of “art” that shows a topless Minnie Mouse getting choked. There’s another one that shows Peter Pan‘s Tinkerbell and Wendy uh … akimbo. You can find those for yourself. I guess now we know more about Zoe’s taste in art and how well she knew Marco before meeting him.

Here are some photos of Zoe at the UK Guardians premiere. Her dress is Valentino Resort.

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana

Photos courtesy of Hollywood Reporter, Fame/Flynet & WENN

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  1. GeeMoney says:

    Oh man… that baby weight is making her look so good. She looks less stick thin now.

    And yeah… being a woman of color in America makes me say “Oh f—” too sometimes… but you just roll with it. That’s all you can do.

  2. GoodNamesAllTaken says:


    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Not that anyone cares, but I decided to withdraw my remark.

    • Dizzybenny says:

      thinking the same thing!
      she’s been in multiple movie that have been huge and she still complains!!!
      The Pirate bit is ridiculous, it was her first role, you will not be treated like a Johnny Depp.
      ”…. xtras versus actors…” rolls eyes!!!

      • JennySerenity says:

        Errg- hate to make a back-to-back posts, but…

        I think one of my all time fav classical ballet movies, “Center Stage”, might’ve been her first movie. I still watch the hell out of that movie whenever it runs, it was amazing! I think that was made in 2000 (too lazy to check IMDB). I totally fell in love w/ Zoe then and watched for her in other flicks. Although, her character in the movie was an angry, sullen ballerina. Maybe more IRL than acting? 😉

    • JennySerenity says:

      God, yes!!

      She’s been in a ton of ensemble movies and starred in films both solo and as the romantic lead…whether they did decent box office or not, she was given the opportunities. She’s a stunning woman and somewhat of a fashion icon. I’ve always loved her. Until she opens her mouth. I am SO tired of people of color, who live enchanted lives we could only dream of, net worth of millions, screaming, “I’m a woman of color in America, oh F–K.” Even if some do feel that way, they don’t sound so bitter and abrasive. I don’t know if she’s suffering from the Hollywood I’m a “special snowflake” syndrome or what. I’ve not heard the very gracious Kerry Washington, the very ungracious Halle Berry, Lupita N’yongo, etc. complaining about race issues, at least not in such a churlish way. Granted, we still have a long way to go with racial diversity in Hollywood and elsewhere, but Zoe, gurl? Think about how lucky, gorgeous and privileged you really are. Then, take a seat.

      • MCraw says:

        That’s unfair for you to say. Feelings of inequality based on race can be felt, no matter what privilege one may expect through financial earnings. I mean, she’s a black Latina. She took hell for not being “black enough” for Nina Simone, for playing Bernie Mac’s daughter and for her role in Startreck- so she falls in that range where she’s “not Latina/black enough” for whatever thing she goes for. That’s why she verges on rude w the Simone criticism. Then the sexism she experiences. I mean, sure, she can choose to ignore it and pretend it doesn’t bother her, but white people always expect POC to do that. And that’s racist. Pretending racism doesn’t exist is why it still exists. The angry black man/woman is angry because they’re repeatedly told “slavery is over/ you’ve got it made/get over it/your feelings don’t count” all the time. You would never tell a gay person to ignore the homophobia they experience, no matter what their financial status was.

      • Brionne says:

        LOL @ the audacity of saying “I am so tired of people of color blahs blah blah”. They are not required to be silent about their experiences to make others more comfy. Privilege has little to do with it. Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey are both privileged yet the target of racist scorn and racist commentary on a daily basis.

  3. hutter says:

    I don’t care about her interviews anymore because she just makes me roll my eyes. BUT: that Hollywood Reporter cover is so cool! They generally are much better than other magazines when it comes to layout/cover pictures but this is particularly great! (And “MWAHAHA! Murdoch’s Wild Power Play” made me laugh!)

  4. Kaya says:

    I looooove her! Unapologetic, opiniated. You don’t have agree with everything she says, but she’s a breath of fresh air. No blandness. Love the attitude.

  5. littlemissnaughty says:

    A topless Minnie Mouse getting choked??? WHAT?

    Not a bad interview but I simply find her very boring as an actress. She doesn’t have anything memorable to me. No charisma.

    • Norman Bates' Mother says:

      His thing is sexualising children’s stories in a quite perverse way. There’s also Snow White sitting on a bed with her panties rolled down while the 7 dwarves look at her in awe and their faces look like evil stepmother’s face. A painting showing Alice in Wonderland in different sexual acts with various characters from the story i.e. kneeling backwards with her butt showing while the Mad-Hatter stands behind her with the watering can etc. There’s also a quite infamous dead Amy Winehouse sculpture he made 2 years before her death. She is shown lying on the floor in a puddle of blood.

      He’s hot and all but his “art” makes me wonder what kind of person he really is. Edit: I’ve just read that his paintings and scupltures are selling really well and they are worth crazy amounts of money. Rich designers like Georgio Armani, Dolce and Gabbana collect them. So at least we know he isn’t a gold-digger.

      • elo says:

        You can’t tell the type of person an artist is through their work, I went to art school and work with other artists frequently, the people who paint the weirdest, most perverse subject matter are usually the most thoughtful and gentle. They work with subject matter that disgust them to make statements on the perverse reality that we live in. As for her, this is a great interview but I generally find her to be a pretty bad actress. She is, however, looking lovely in these photos.

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        Well, I will have to google that once I’m no longer at my work computer. Because my imagination is apparently not enough.

        @ elo: I don’t really wonder what kind of a person he is. I do wonder about the people who buy that stuff to put it in their homes. Mostly I don’t understand modern art (I’m also bored by most of it – possibly because I don’t understand it), I tend to be drawn to music (any music) so maybe I’m not a visual person. I’ve had people explain some things/artists to me but there is nobody who can explain a topless Minnie Mouse to me.

      • elo says:

        Lol Naughty, maybe they need to start at the bottom and slowly work their way to a topless Minnie!

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        Dude! Noooo, do not like.

        Yeah, nobody can explain that to me. I know I don’t get it but … I simply don’t like it.

  6. escondista says:

    Agreed, Geemoney. She does look better with more weight on her.

  7. Lilacflowers says:

    Uhm, Zoe, weren’t you seasick through most of Pirates?

    • Rosa says:

      So what if she was seasick? Does that in any.way excuse onset snobbery? Does that entitle “upstairs folk” to treat “downstairs folk” disrespectfully? I dare say, you feel the injustice deeper when you are unwell. When you need just a smidgen of human kindness but are considered unworthy of the effort because you are not “above the line talent”.

  8. Leaflet says:

    I love Zoe. She looks whimsical in that photo. I’m sure a lot of people of color or minorities feel the same way. I read this article on Yahoo already and liked her even more for speaking her truth. Then again, she always speaks her truth regardless, love her for it. It was the truth that Viola Davis tried to speak but Charlize and Clooney cut her off to prohibit her from completing her statements. Zoe’s always wanted kids. I wonder if twins are hereditary to her or if it was IVF? Only her and Preggo know, so I may never find out. Congrats on the twins Zoe.

    • T.C. says:

      I like that Zoe is speaking out about the racism Black women face in Hollywood but I don’t think it’s the same truth that Viola Davis was speaking. Viola was saying that because she’s an older dark skinned Black woman it is even harder for her to get roles despite her obvious talent. She is NOT seen as attractive by Hollywood at all and even those lightweight roles playing the girlfriend or wife don’t come her way. It’s either White women or mixed race women like Halle Berry who gets those parts, but even Halle can have problems finding substantive work. All you have to do is see the racist casting call for Straight Outta Compton to see what she means. http://gawker.com/straight-outta-compton-casting-call-is-racist-as-hell-1606524197

      I do like that although Zoe is lightweight as an actress compared to Viola that she is getting a lot of work because it’s nice to see a Brown skinned woman on the big screen being viewed as the attractive eye candy for a change instead of only White or Biracial women. There are plenty of lightweight White actresses with big careers *cough* Jennifer Aniston *cough*

      • Leaflet says:

        Truthfully, I would like to see more Asians, Indians and others as well as blacks get cast more frequently. For this to happen, I think there will have to be an upward surge of minority directors and funding to boot. I’m not talking “Tyler Perryish” directing and story lines where all of his films reference race because I hate that. I would like to see more directors like the Hughes Brothers, who made ‘The Book of Eli”, and James Wan, who directed ‘The Conjuring’. Only Wan didn’t include anyone that looked like him in the movie. I think that’s sad. I want to see more diversity in movies where these actors are playing lead characters. I know that Viola Davis was trying to say that she isn’t viewed as “conventionally attractive” by Hollywood, and that that slims her chances down even more besides the fact that she is a dark skinned black woman. However, Zoe Saldanna is black, and she is speaking on her experiences in Hollywood because it there AREN’T many roles for her either. I’m going to have to disagree with you, Zoe is an amazing and talented actress. She bought Avatar to life. Without her, that movie would have been a bore. People are saying she’s not good. Hell, the girl carried the whole dang Avatar movie by herself. She did very well in the other movies that I previously mentioned, Colombiana and The Losers (even though that movie was bad). What’s a shame is that some dismiss her because she gets more work than others of color, she’s obviously still being treated as “lesser than” behind the scenes, and that shouldn’t be dismissed. And considering the subject at hand, is it really saying something that she gets more roles than others of color when there are hardly any at all? I

      • andypandy says:

        I think Zoe is an attractive woman and has some acting chops but feel she is highly overrated on both fronts
        Zoe is symptomatic of Hollywood laziness when it comes to developing Black female talent .They are constantly cranking out the next Big thing with white actresses , JLAw Shalee , Anne Hathaway , Emma Stone etc in recent years.
        Anything diverse give to Zoe they were trying the same thing with Halle except she does not have Zoes acting chops
        She also waffles a lot on issues in an interview like 2 wks ago she said racism is a non-issue compared to sexism?? Ok then .
        In another infamous Ebony interview she gave the impression that the reason other Bw aren’t working is because they are lazy ? something about shes not sitting on her ass complaining as there is a black President (WTF what does that have to do with anything)
        As an island born girl myself I understand that being black is not excusive to AA but seriously Zoe always gives me the vibe that her blackness/concern re racism is only convenient when it pertains to advancing her career

      • delorb says:


        “She is NOT seen as attractive by Hollywood at all and even those lightweight roles playing the girlfriend or wife don’t come her way.”

        Not only does Hollywood have trouble seeing someone like Viola in one of those roles, but a small number of black people would have trouble too. Remember the beautiful statuesque model Alek Wek and all the crap she took from a small but vocal group of black people saying she was ‘too’ black’? Sometimes we are our own worse enemy.

  9. Tang says:

    I don’t even know who she is.

  10. Ms. Jackae says:

    And yet all you mess with is white boys…

    Girl bye.

    • elo says:

      What does that have to do with her talking about her experience as a woman of color? A few of her past public relationships have been with white men, how does that diminish her credibility as a black woman?

    • GeeMoney says:

      Ignorance at its finest.

    • delorb says:

      Still doesn’t change the color of HER skin. Jeez.

  11. FingerBinger says:

    I’n not a Zoe fan but it’s nice to see that she wants to get married first and then have children. I kind of like that she’s old fashioned that way.

  12. Ambiguous says:

    She’s right its harder for women of color. Like I said on another article. Its a disgusting shame that very hard worker Beyonce is compared to plastic, nasty butt, Botox, weave wearing (try to pass it off like its her hair) Kim Kardashian! She has zero talent, lays on her back for a living sending out altered hobbit pictures of herself. No day this week should she be compared to any one that works in the industry. Yet, gossip sites always comparing the two. Its ridiculous. Women of color have to work 700 times harder. What woman of color could be famous solely from a sec tape? Not a one.

    • Meredith says:

      I would NEVER compare Beyonce to KK. Beyonce has so much real talent – singing, dancing, acting. Bey is a triple threat, Kim is a zero threat if you know what I mean.

    • Dawn says:

      Who in their right mind and who had actual eye sight and hearing would ever compare Bey to Kim Kardashian? KanYe wants Kim to be Bey but that is all I can think of. Bey has talent like it or not. She can sing and she can dance and beyond that she seems like a great mother to little Blue Ivy. Kim cannot sing, nor can she dance (Prince bless his soul kicked Kim off his stage because she couldn’t move) and she doesn’t appear to be as bounded to her daughter as Bey is to Blue Ivy. Simply tell anyone who is comparing the two to shut their mouth.

  13. bns says:

    I can’t stand her, but I do relate to what she says about not wanting to constantly think of all the shit that we have to put up with for being black.

  14. Sonya says:

    I always thought she looked like Thandi’s daughter, you know not exactly alike but related. Not so much side by side, but something. I don’t see Jada or Kerri Washington at all and I can’t understand mixing them all up…
    The extra weight does have her looking quite well.

  15. starfan says:

    i agree with her & hope she has a bigger career.

  16. RobN says:

    It’s interesting cause I think they only reason she gets work is that she’s hot and has the skin color that white people find really attractive. If she were one of those blond chicks from the valley, she’d be working as a dental hygienist somewhere. She’s not exactly Judy Dench when it comes to her skills.

    • Meredith says:

      I also don’t see how her life has been that hard. She has been amazingly successful as an actor. She is still young and has appeared in many very successful movies – Star Trek, Avatar. So why does she complain all the time about how Hollywood is so horrible to her? I think her publicist should have a little chat with her because she’s really starting to turn me off as a person. I still like her movies though – I just don’t want to listen to her talk if she’s not doing it in a movie.

      • Leaflet says:

        I doubt that if Zoe were a blond valley girl actress that she wouldn’t get the opportunity to act. There are so many A-list blond actresses that don’t have the best actin skills, for example: Kaley Couco, Natalie Portman, Kristen Stewart, Kate Hudson, Michelle Williams. Their acting skills are, imo, mediocre. I think Zoe did very well in Colombiana and Avatar as well. 🙂

      • andypandy says:

        Not a Zoe Fan either feel there are just some celebrities who should just sing act whatever and never speak She is one . Pharell is the next
        But in her defense what I think she is trying to say that if a white actress had her kind of resume Avatar Star Trek Columbiana Cross roads etc they would be treated with more respect.

      • andypandy says:

        @Leaflet You may have a point But Please take Michelle Williams off that list did you not see Blue Valentine
        Them Thars Fighting words for me LOL

      • Leaflet says:

        O…k, Lol. 🙂 In all honesty, I don’t believe Zoe is complaining. When the interviewer asked her the questin, I believe she just answered honestly. I think that things go on behind the scenes that we don’t know about. I know Tyra Banks spoke about this as well. Tyra said that at times, mainstream would treat her as if she were beneath them. And that she should just be happy she was invited to the party, implying that she wouldn’t be treated as fairly as her blonde model counter parts.

  17. Whatwhatnot says:

    I’ve felt bad for Zoe for a while because for some reason, she can’t win. I’m from NY and a friend of mine worked at a Dominican magazine that interviewed her and met her dad. He said she was cool.

    During one of her interviews though she said she considered herself a Black woman first and then a woman of Latin culture and for whatever reason, a bunch of Dominicans got offended by that because there is this self -hate issue that runs deep in the Dominican Republic and they say that she wants to be Black and that she is disregarding her Dominican heritage. (First she is half Dominican and Half Puerto Rican, her Dominican dad being a light-skinned Dominican). Second, as if you can’t be racially Black and be of Latino heritage at the same time. It’s absurd). I know way too many Dominicans who don’t like her for those comments.

    Then during an interview with an American magazine, she noted that she was very proud of her Puerto Rican and Dominican heritage and for whatever reason, there were a bunch of AA’s that were offended that they thought she was trying to downplay her Blackness or dilute herself to try to seem less black and don’t like her over those comments.

    It seems so many closed minded people have a negative opinion of her because they are confused about who she is. Yes you can be a racially Black. White. or Mixed person of Latino heritage who speaks Spanish. You can be racially one thing and be Latino all at the same time. People need to get over it and leave her alone and let her identify the was she wants to.

    • andypandy says:

      Her Dad died when she was 9 (and he wasn’t that light) before she stared her career mebbe it was her step dad ?

      • Whatwhatnot says:

        @andypandy. Maybe it was. It was about 10 years ago and I don’t think my friend was aware if it was her step-dad. Just that he was there with her at the magazine’s HQ.

    • TG says:

      My co-worker is from the Dominican Republic and she identifies as black Latina. She moved here when she was 10 and had the hardest time with the African American girls because they didn’t understand her and didn’t consider her one of them and everyone else just considered her black or AA because a lot of people don’t understand that there are a lot of black Latinos out there. I guess everyone has the right to identify how they want. The problem is society and your peers might want to peg you another way. How many times have we heard from people who had no idea they were “different” meaning maybe black or Asian or whatever until they went to school and everyone informed them about themselves. I live in the DC region where there are more multi-racial kids and couples than single-race families so it is nice to see and I forget that there is a whole world of crazy still out there. Anyway, I like Zoe in her movies so I think I won’t read her interviews because she does have a certain way about her that can be off putting.

  18. Dancinnancy says:

    I like Zoe’s movies though her attitude can be a bit pretentious. If Colombiana comes on, I can’t change the channel. She is so bad a$$ in that movie.

  19. T.C. says:

    How do you know someone just through their art without ever talking to them? She went out with this guy for a few months and then decided to marry him right away. That screams of the Coocoo girl who had the fake PR relationship with Henry Cavill.

  20. NeoCleo says:

    She looks lovely and I finally like what she’s wearing for a change.

  21. andypandy says:

    Yawn ” woman of colour” Didn’t Zoe emphatically state in a fairly recent interview that people of colour don’t exist ? too lazy to post link
    She confuses me so inconsistent and try hard to be deep
    Oh well

    • mia25 says:

      She is very inconsistent and ignorant as hell. In an early interview she said that black actresses who didn’t get work were lazy and it was their own fault. And let’s not forget how dismissive she was over the whole Nina Simone controversy, failing to acknowledge her own light-skinned privilege in getting her that role and dismissing dark skinned black women who tried to explain why it was offensive that a dark skinned black woman was not given that role; basically labelling them as “having issues.” I cannot stand this woman.

  22. Leaflet says:

    To all those who feel Zoe is complaining, I feel that Zoe is just answering the interviewers questions truthfully. Everyone may not agree with her, but this really is her experience. There has to be some truth to it because others are saying it as well. It’s like what Sally Fields said about being an older female actress in business. She said she really wants to act because, in all honesty, she really needed a job because she had bills that needed to be paid. She begged Spieldberg to let her audition for ‘Lincoln’, but he really didn’t want to because he wanted a younger actress to play opposite Lewis. Fields said if it had not been for Lewis speaking up on her behalf, she wouldn’t have gotten the role. What I’m trying to say is, Sally Fields was asked in the interview about her options dwindling as a matured actress, and she answered honestly. The same can be said about Ben Stiller, and why he said he is gearing himself more towards directing because of ageism in the industry. But he was asked WHY he chose to go into directing, and he answered honestly. Tbh, some people are misusing controversial topics, like race, to troll everyone or race bait with some of these people would include: Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, and Gary Oldman. And I agree, it definitely needs to stop.

  23. kri says:

    I am happy for her. Twins, holy crap. MUCH work. I am going with Marco doing a nude self-portrait for his next project.

  24. Amy Tennant says:

    You know she would probably find this to be a racist comment, and I don’t mean it to be, but DAMN she’s hot with green skin. It’s weird that I find her more attractive as Gamora. That might be the character more than the green paint. When she does that scowl/smirk, she is so hot.

    • Leaflet says:

      @ Amy Tennant,
      I think it was the braids for me and the added sex appeal she worked into her character, but that ‘s how great of an actress this woman is. In fact, in the beginning, James Cameron didn’t want her to add any sex appeal to the role but after a few days playing the character, Cameron was impressed and found it befitting of her character because Zoe did it so well. That’s how good of an actress she is. She acted through all of that plus the green skin and still was sexy and fierce as hell. Imho, Zoe Saldanna carried Avatar. If it weren’t for her, the movie would have been a dud.

  25. Observer says:

    She looks like Jada Pinkett Smith. I don’t see Thandie in her at all :S

  26. Dizzybenny says:

    Ladies and gentlemen the black version of Katherine Heigl.
    I find it amazing reading the positive comments on here about Zoe.
    ” she tells it like it is..” ”she speaks the truth”, yet Katherine Heigl did the same thing and everyone dumped on her to no end!!!
    Don’t get wrong I think both are twits, I just don’t understand that it doesn’t go both ways!!

    • delorb says:

      I don’t think you can compare Katherine to Zoe. Zoe was speaking of how she was treated on the set because her name wasn’t above some line. Katherine made disparaging remarks about her writers for the sole purpose of getting out of her Gray’s contract because she thought she had a golden ticket.

      Katherine also held a (televised) pity party for TK about being called a F-word, that got a man fired. As a reminder, the F-word wasn’t directed at TK. TK wasn’t on the set at the time. He wasn’t even referencing TK. But those two ganged up on Isiah anyway. His 2nd use of that word doomed him to be sure, but TK and Katherine laid the groundwork.

      You may think Zoe says dumb things, but she’s not in Katherine’s category. Zoe perhaps is loopy, but Katherine is a tone deaf bitch. She honestly doesn’t get why people are upset with her (she says, the day after getting someone fired for spelling her name wrong!).

  27. Liz says:

    Her arrogance and bitchiness is very off-putting. I love when performers speak the truth as uncomfortable as it may be, but she is downright bitter and annoying. Who can stand her?

  28. bridget says:

    I really don’t think being a person of color should make anyone say “oh f” in America, and I am African American myself! We have elected a black president, not once- but two times. The people voted for him, many of whom were white. I just think it drags us done to have attitudes such as this and am more on the Bill Cosby side of things…don’t act like a victim, look what we have!

    • andypandy says:

      I didn’t think I would live to see the day when I would be defending Zoe but seriously did you even read the interview?
      Did it ever occur to you and other posters that it seems like all black celebrities can talk about is race is because that is what effing reporters ask them about every effing time The Day the questions raised to A Zoe are interchangeable with those posed to Say a JLAW then race really doesn’t matter.
      Q:Is Hollywood getting better about race?
      A: I don’t want to spend my life thinking about all the impossibilities I face when I wake up in the morning…….
      How does that sound like someone being the victim ? and if you know anything about Zoe she is always pretending race doesn’t exist to the point of distraction
      The Oh F portion of her response is the closest Ive seen her come to acknowledge that racism exists BUT no course its the only thing that you latch on to as it suits your narrative of ” See I aint like those other negroes I is a a good one ”
      And Yes America has a black actually biracial president who probably has been the most disrespected and racially harassed president in history..So What exactly is your point

      • bridget says:

        No- Obama is not the most disrespected president in history. How quickly people forget that Bush was literally massacred in the media while they have openly given Obama a free pass, other than fox news. I think it was Kanye west who so eloquently said, George bush hates black people- how is that for prejudice and a racial statement? What they don’t choose to publicize is that he gave more money to aids and Africa than any other president previous, but yah, he hates black people.

      • Trillion says:

        Did you really just tell us that Bush was “literally massacred”? On another note, guess you (quickly) forgot all about 9/11, the lies that got us into a giant war that where people were literally massacred (please look up the word “literally” and tell your friends) and the no-bid contracts where his cronies were profiteering and wall street deregulation etc. etc. etc.

  29. Lola says:

    It is true, there are more roles for males than females in movies, etc. Caucasians will have it (or so it seems) easier than latinos, blacks, native americans or asians. She is known for her roles, while some women, latino or not that are probably better actresses and are still unknown. So for me, it is not about her critiquing the industry. She can. But maybe she could do it, wording her reactions differently. Sometimes she comes out all whining.
    About his work, did not have a clue. Thought it was a bit disturbing. Hope the poster that wrote that artist that work these themes are gentle souls is right.

    I found interesting her comment about meeting her husband. Now, who knows maybe later on she can be quoted as saying that this was a misquote, but for some reason after reading this article all I thought of was the fans out there that think they know the actor / musician / artist because of their work. Taking also into consideration when actors tell you straight out that it is a character, not them. Will this inspire fans of artists out there to pursue the actor /musician /painter / dancer because they feel they know them or has it more to do with a conversation starter, flattery, I know about your work type of thing and we can get to know each other now…