Zoe Saldana made history by being the first actress to have four films earn more than $2 billion at the worldwide box office.
The original 2009 version of “Avatar,” directed by James Cameron and starring this actress, who is now 44 years old, brought in approximately $3 billion at the worldwide box office.
After having its debut in December, Saldana’s most recent film, “Avatar 2: The Way of Water,” rocketed through the $2 billion milestone during the course of this past weekend.
Later on, Saldana made her cameo as the interplanetary assassin-turned-hero Gamora in Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame,” both of which grossed over $2 billion, while “Avengers: Endgame” made about $3 billion.
As a happy coincidence, Cameron has also said that he is the only filmmaker to have three films — both “Avatar” films as well as “Titanic” — surpassing the $2 billion milestone in worldwide box office receipts.
I feel like for the previous 10 years of my life, I’ve simply been stranded. According to Saldana’s comments to WWD, “I felt trapped performing these franchises.”
“I am really thankful for the experiences that they gave, from working with incredible directors to getting to meet cast members who I consider friends to having the chance to portray a character that people, particularly children, adore.
“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.” “But now, I’m 44, I’ve been able to have these possibilities, and I took control over my age, and control over my voice, and how I see myself to be a woman.” “But today, now that I’m 44, I’ve been able to have these opportunities.”
In the next film “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3,” which is scheduled to be released on May 5th, Saldana is scheduled to make her return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Gamora.
“I’m so happy that I’m able to collaborate with filmmakers and producers and other people in this industry who want women to be ageless and who don’t fetishize women’s youth,”