Actress Zoe Saldana managed a special feat. She was the first of her flatmates to star in as many as four films that earned more than two billion dollars or 1.84 billion euros. Saldana starred in both installments of the Avatar franchise, as well as two of Marvel’s countless blockbusters, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.
Zoe Saldana is breaking records. The 44-year-old actress of Dominican and Puerto Rican roots reached the two billion mark last weekend with the film Avatar: The Path of Water, becoming the first actress or actor in general to star in as many as four films that earned more than two billion dollars or 1.84 billion euros.
Despite the great success brought by participation in film franchises, the actress did not always feel good in them. In an interview for Women’s Wear Daily she admitted that she sometimes feels trapped in franchises. “I am very grateful for the opportunities I have been given. I am grateful that I have been able to work with wonderful directors and that I have met actors who have become my friends and that I have played roles that the audience, especially children, adore. Despite to this to this but sometimes I feel that I’m creatively trapped and that I can’t grow and challenge myself with different genres and roles.”
The actress, who raised some dust with her statement, later emphasized several times that she is extremely grateful for all the big film projects and that she is aware that “the luckiest girl in Hollywood”. She explained that she realizes what a privilege it is to have made such an impression with her role and the film that people want to see a sequel and that “grabs all the privileges”which this fact offers.
The fact that she became a mother also helped her persistence in the franchises. According to the actress, it is difficult to devote time to family and at the same time look for new challenges in the world of film and television. “I’m happy in space and I’ve always loved space,” she joked about her alien characters. “I understand and identify with people who love space.”
The films with which the actress succeeded in her unique feat are both parts of the franchise Avatar and the film Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame which are part of the Marvel universe of superheroes.