Posted in: Casting News, Moms, Mouthing Off, Stars, Yes!

Zoe Saldana Fights For Film Studios To Pay For Childcare

Zoe Saldana Flawless Skin

Zoe Saldana has been causing a stir in the media recently, not for her new films but for her personal life.

READ MORE: Zoe Saldana Covers Instyle & Talks Post-Baby Body Image: ‘I’m a Woman Now’

After having to defend her husband, Marco Perego, for taking her last name, Saldana is now fighting another battle to get film studios to rethink their sexist views on mothers.

In an interview with USA Today, she said upon announcing she was pregnant, she almost lost several jobs.

“…The productions I was slated to work on sort of had a panic. I heard through the grapevine there was even a conversation of me being written off of one of the projects” she revealed.

A photo posted by Zoe Saldana (@zoesaldana) on

“I was like, ‘Oh, my God, are you kidding me? It’s this bad?’ Right when I just feel super-duper happy, is that inconvenient for you?…As a woman in my thirties, I finally am in love and I am finally starting my life? And it’s [screwing] your schedule up? Really?”

According to USA Today, Saldana’s box office receipts for films such as Avatar, Star Trek: Into The Darkness, Columbiana and Guardians of the Galaxy have grossed over $2.5 billion, yet and still, she isn’t given the same respects or luxuries as her male counterparts.

READ MORE: Zoe Saldana Lies and Says She Weighed 185 pounds Pregnant and Can’t Lose all The Weight

Studios “…spend more money sometimes ‘perking’ up male superstars in a movie,paying for private jets, a coterie of assistants and bodyguards or booking “a really phat penthouse or them staying in a yacht instead of them staying on land” she said.

A photo posted by Zoe Saldana (@zoesaldana) on

But then a woman comes in going, ‘OK, I have a child. You’re taking me away from my home. You’re taking my children away from their home…Therefore, I would have to pay for this nanny for more hours — so I kind of need that. And they go, ‘Nope, we don’t pay for nannies.’ “

READ MORE:Zoe Saldana & Taraji P. Henson Step Out For Samsung Galaxy Launch Event

Saldana has made strides in fighting for a working mothers equal rights. Paramount Pictures (which is producing her next film, Star Trek) told USA Today, “With any production, there is always a negotiating process…The (child care) issue had been resolved”

Go Zoe! Handle your business like a boss!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *