Zöe Saldaña is no stranger to receiving criticism about her view on race.
"I made a choice. Do I continue passing on the script and hope that the 'right' black person will do it, or do I say, 'You know what? Whatever consequences this may bring about, my casting is nothing in comparison to the fact that this story must be told," she said.
The disapproval also prompted her to remind people that her Blackness is central to her identity. "There's no one way to be Black. I'm Black the way I know how to be. You have no idea who I am. I am Black. I'm raising Black men. Don't you ever think you can look at me and address me with such disdain," she said.
Now Saldaña is in the hot seat after claiming that she's transcended her race and gender by acting in science fiction films.
She told The Daily Telegraph that she's keen about starring in sci-fi movies like "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Avatar" because she gets to "imagine the unimaginable." "I'm always in awe of writers, directors, and actors who are able to pull off a world we've never seen — I love working with people who let their imaginations go," she said.
She also added that alternate-universe films let her portray characters that "defy gravity:"
"It makes me feel superhuman because, obviously, it's been brought to my attention continuously since I was born that I'm not a conventional person because of the color of my skin or my gender or my cultural background. So I think science fiction has given me the ability as an artist to be colorblind, and gender-blind, and to imagine and reinvent myself and be the chameleon actors are supposed to be."
Others said that she should understand colorism firsthand — especially within the entertainment industry.
Disappointment doesn't begin to cover it for some. Many of them just want her to have a seat.
And, once again, Saldaña has been cancelled by the Twitter Supreme Court.
It will be curious to see if she responds to this backlash — and if she's learned anything from the last time.
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