I’ve had such a blast sharing with you my experience out in Los Angeles for the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Press Junket. Hopefully by now you’ve read my Vin Diesel interview from last week, and my Chris Pratt interview from earlier this week. I tell you though… Disney is too good to us! Not only did we get to interview Groot and Star Lord… but also Gamora! We sat down with Zoe Saldana, who plays assassin Gamora in the film. She couldn’t be more sweet, genuine, and humble. When we were taking our group photo before the interview, she couldn’t contain her excitement and told us how her sister just had a baby three days prior! Of course as mommy (and daddy) bloggers, we were quite happy to hear about the new addition.
First let me say, I absolutely love Gamora in this film. Yes, she has an iffy past… but I just love how tough and determined she is! Very often Zoe plays characters who are not only strong, but smart too! Not only are her characters great models, but Zoe herself is someone in the spotlight that a younger generation of little girls could definitely look up to for empowerment.
At the mention of strong women, Zoe praised the likes of Angelina Jolie, Jessica Biel, and Zoe Bell (a famous stunt woman if you do not recognize her name). She also mention German filmmaker Lexi Alexander who also happens to be a World Champion in both point fighting and karate! She complimented Lexi for showing women they can be anything they want, even if it isn’t considered typical.