After last year’s “Avatar” and “Star Trek,” Zoe Saldana continues her streak of guy-friendly films as tough-as-nails Aisha in “The Losers.” And as much as she’d like to play something softer some day, the New York native is more than happy to kick a little butt onscreen.
“Hollywood has made a living out of portraying women to be such canker sores. We have to be rescued all the time because we’re so incompetent,” Saldana says. “I grew up in Queens in the ’80s, where women were the caretakers and they were the soldiers. I like holding the gun. I like participating in the saving of the day. I think it’s really sexy.”
“The Losers” required Saldana to team up with co-star Jeffrey Dean Morgan for both adrenaline-filled fight scenes and a steamy love scene, which she didn’t mind at all, she says.
“It helps that Jeffrey was such a gentleman and so respectful because trust me, as a woman, try doing that with a fricking pr—,” she says. “Been there, it’s not a good day at work. You’re the only one that’s naked and you have to act like you’re not aware that you’re naked. And then you have to flip your hair and have an orgasm. So, when you work with a good director and a good actor that makes it seem just like a regular Tuesday, then love scenes are like any other fight scene. They’re just awesome.”