Zoe Saldana: A Producer Once Said He Hired Me For How I Held a Gun In Panties

by Jackie Willis 11:37 AM PDT, July 10, 2015
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Zoe Saldana brings to light the sexism she's faced as a woman in Hollywood.

"A producer once told me he hired me for the way I held a gun while wearing panties, not for my opinions," the 37-year-old actress told while promoting Infinitely Polar Bear.

As some Saldana fans may recall, she is seen holding two guns while in her underwear in the 2011 film Columbiana.

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"I wish I'd recorded it," she continued. "So I could play it for every girl in elementary school and tell them never to let anybody treat them that way."

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Saldana has become quite the advocate for gender equality this year, even accusing Hollywood studios of not paying enough for childcare.

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In June, the mother-of-twins defended her husband Marco's decision to take her last name. "Fathers, sons, brothers, men everywhere: Your legacy will not perish if you take your partner's surname, or she keeps hers," the Avatar star wrote on Facebook. "I felt proud that my husband decided to take my last name as his own... and I his."

Zoe goes on to ask men to "redefine masculinity."

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"Men, you will not cease to exist by taking your partner's surname. On the contrary -- you’ll be remembered as a man who stood by change," she writes. "A real 'man' leads along side his partner. A real man accepts his mortality. A real man acknowledges that nothing can be done alone."

Here's what Saldana told ET she hopes her sons learn from their father taking her last name: