*Zoe Saldana visited “The Queen Latifah Show” on Tuesday to discuss her role in “The Book Of Life,” as well as other business endeavors.
In August 2013, Saldana and her inked with Lionsgate Studios to develop Latino-themed content for TV and film. Since then, the siblings’ company , “Cinestar Productions,” produced NBC’s horror miniseries “Rosemary’s Baby” starring Saldana.
When asked by host Queen Latifah about why she feels passionate about creating opportunities for Latinos in Hollywood, the actress said it went beyond her own roots.
“I think it’s not just Latinos,” Saldana said. “It’s what kind of path I would like to create for myself in terms of the kind of world that I would want to be in. Now that I’m getting ready to start the most special passage of life, which is by becoming a parent, I want to be part of a world — or at least behave that way — that is equal, that is fair, that is even. So it’s not just with Latinos.”
“I cannot wait until the word ‘ethnic’ is erased from our everyday vocabulary,” the star added. “In America, everything that’s not ‘American’ is ethnic but outside of America everything that is American is ethnic. So in reality there’s no such thing as being darker or lighter, when in reality you’ve just been this way your whole life. Unless you’re comparing me to something, then I’m always going to be taller, smaller, skinnier, bigger or lighter or darker.”
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