Saturday, January 09, 2010

Will Zoe Saldana Become The Next Angelina Jolie?

I admit it.  I just returned from my second viewing of the film "Avatar".  I snuck to see it on opening day because I got caught up in the hype of the 3D effects.  This time I took my kids to join me.

Upon the second viewing I came to the movie equipped with the knowledge that the female lead character Neytin had the actress Zoe Saldana underneath the blue costume.   Shining through the costume was the soft femininity and  athleticism of Ms Saldana.

I would like to see blossoming movie star Zoe Saldana be given an opportunity to play a female lead in a future sci-fi action movie akin to "Laura Croft Tomb Raider".  These roles are the showcases that launched Angelina Jolie into the stratosphere.   I believe that Ms Saldana shares the same athleticism and  svelte as Ms Jolie.

Thus far Ms Saldana has played several supporting character roles and is presently co-staring in "Avatar".  With the present moving smashing all box officer records it appears to be the right time for her to "take it and run with it".  Ms Saldana also recently appeared in the movie "Star Trek". (See Zoe Saldana's filmography)

I am sure that "Brad and Angelina" as a power couple in Hollywood has added to Ms Jolie's star power.  This has allowed Jolie to enter into the tabloids for a dimension of her life that is beyond the movie screen increasing her brand despite the occasional drama.

It appears that Ms Saldana has competent brand management that is getting her solid parts in popular movies.  She can grow into the mold of Angelina Jolie if her handlers went after "Angelina Jolie-type" roles for her with the goal of making her the headliner.

Just imagine such an actress making her mark in the Sci-Fi / Action movie segment of the industry and breaking free of the stereotypical roles that are reserved for both females and Black actresses?   This would be a tremendous step forward.

In any event I think that she is ready.


Anne-Ghislaine said...

Zoe Saldana is not going to become the next Angelina Jolie because though Saldana has problems accepting her African heritage, white America sees Saldana as a black women. And white Hollywood has a token system for black actors where only one is allowed to reign. For black women it's Halle Berry for black men it's Denzel Washington. Saldana has also alienated much of the black community with her comments distancing herself from her black heritage. Much like Tiger Woods.

Constructive Feedback said...

Do you care to share the words that she has made which have distanced herself from her heritage?