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    Why Did Zoe Saldaña Feel Stuck Working On Film Franchises?

    ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’, the sequel to one of the biggest motion pictures ever made, will be released in December 2022. The film stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver, Kate Winslet, and others. The first film in the franchise gave the actress Zoe Saldaña an acceleration to her career.

    The actress is doing great at box office and OTT. In October 2022, she starred in the Netflix film ‘From Scratch’ based on the New York Times bestseller directed by Nzingha Stewart. The year 2022 kept the star busy and now at the end of the year, she will reprise her role as Neytiri. Despite starring in successful franchises like Star Trek, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Pirates of the Caribbean, she feels fatigued working in these franchises.

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    Zoe Saldaña Felt Artistically Stuck Working In These Franchises

    Zoe Saldaña On Women's Wear Daily
    Zoe Saldaña On Women’s Wear Daily

    ‘The Terminal’ actress had a great run at the movies since her 2000 debut ‘Center Stage’. Though sequels, Zoe starred in the sequels of massive and blockbuster franchises. After playing Neytiri in James Cameron helmed ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’, she will reprise her role as Gamora in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3’. However, while talking to Women’s Wear Daily, she said that working in these franchises made her feel stuck.

    She said, “I feel that for the last 10 years of my life, I’ve been just stuck. I felt stuck doing these franchises. I’m very grateful for the opportunities that they provided, from collaborating with amazing directors and getting to meet cast members that I consider friends and getting to play a role that fans, especially children, love”.

    The actress continued, “But it also meant that I felt artistically stuck in my craft of not being able to expand or grow or challenge myself by playing different sorts of genres and different roles”.

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    The Actress Did Not Expect That Avatar Will Have A Sequel

    Zoe Saldaña as Neytiri
    Zoe Saldaña as Neytiri

    Currently, the actress is doing a press tour for the most anticipated sequel to a legendary franchise. The trailer and teaser already created a lot of buzz around the film. The sequel will entail the difficulties Jay and Neytiri endure to keep the clan safe even if it means fighting the toughest battles. The franchise will have four more sequels. But, as the date for the second installment is inching, Zoe felt that they will never see the dawn of its release and now it is here a few days away from its release date.

    She said,” ‘Avatar’, it’s just my baby. It’s everybody’s baby. And to see this baby now being a teenager, like a young adult and getting to share it with the world is just…I felt like this day would never come and it’s finally here”.

    Saldaña feels that the rejuvenation of the franchise is exciting, but she adds, “Look, I’m not aiming to get the same results that we got in the first one because that was a surprise. That was a wonderful surprise. We were not expecting it. And the reception was just imaginably beautiful.”

    The actress continued, “Obviously, I’m hoping for ‘Avatar 2: The Way of Water’ to have a very beautiful impact on people. But it’s not for the sake of breaking any records or making a ton of money. I think this saga is special. It was made with a lot of love and a lot of work. And it’s an experience worth having”.

    Also Read: “We’ll Finish It Regardless”: James Cameron On The Future Of ‘Avatar’ Sequels

    Nishant Bhise
    Nishant Bhise
    Nishant Bhise is a Sub-Editor at FirstCuriosity. He has more than 2 years of experience in Entertainment content writing with the organization. Besides being a journalist and humanist, he loves cinema and intersectionality, basically everything that screams love, hope, and of course, Lady Gaga. Nishant loves and breathes popular culture, music, especially hip-hop and pop, and the royal family drama. Along with that, he takes great interest in the happenings in the technology world and politics. He is an LGBTQIA+ ally. Approach him with an apple juice to discuss Modern Family, Pose, and Schitt’s Creek.

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