Actress Zoe Saldaña has spoken out about her negative experience on the set of Pirates of the Caribbean. She played a supporting role and said she felt "lost".
A bad memory. If Zoe Saldaña is now a regular in blockbusters (Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Trek, Avatar), she was just starting to make a name for herself when she got a supporting role in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, in 2003. Almost twenty years later, the actress talks to Entertainment Weekly about her "bad experience" on the set of the film. At the time, she was playing a second role, that of the pirate Anamaria.
Too fast a pace and an apology
"It was my very first time shooting in a Hollywood blockbuster, where there were so many actors, producers and technicians," she begins. We were shooting in many different locations and some of the places were not so nice. I was very young and everything was a bit too big for me, and the pace was a bit too fast. She says she felt "lost" and had a feeling that "it wasn't right".
Jerry Bruckheimer, the producer of the hit saga, apologised for the bad experience several years later. "He apologised because he believes that everyone should have a good time during filming," says Zoe Saldaña, who was "moved by the attention". She concludes by saying that for her "it is very important to feel heard as an artist and as a person".
The actress will be back in theatres, and in an iconic blockbuster, as she is starring in the second part of Avatar: The Waterway, in theatres on 14 December. The third and final film in the Guardians of the Galaxy saga will be released on 3 May 2023.