Zoe Saldana says skin tone prevented her from landing Hollywood roles

March 24th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI  

New York, March 24 (ANI): Actress Zoe Saldana has revealed many Hollywood roles escaped her basket over her skin tone.

The 31-year-old actress said she had met many casting directors who were against hiring a black actress.

“[I've heard] ‘Oh, you know, you’re just not what we were looking for, your skin is a little darker,’” the New York Daily News quoted her as saying.

Zoe further spoke of her excitement when James Cameron wanted to cast her for “Avatar”, the highest grossing film of all time.

She said: “I had no idea [my character] was blue and 9 feet tall. But for some reason, [James] was like, ‘You look so much like her!’” (ANI)

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