Zoe Saldana Drops Knowledge On Black Panther's Impact On Diversity In Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 23:  Actress Zoe Saldana attends the premiere of Disney and Marvel's 'Avengers: Infinity War' on April 23, 2018 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Zoe Saldana Drops Knowledge On Black Panther's Impact On Diversity In Hollywood

The actress is all about inclusion.

Published May 1, 2018

Zoe Saldana is currently starring as Gamora in the current box office smash, Avengers: Infinity War. While speaking with BET.com exclusively about the film, the actress touched on the impact she felt the film's predecessor, Black Panther, had on widespread American culture.

Saldana, sitting alongside her castmate Chris Pratt, extensively spoke on the cultural significance Black Panther proved to serve in today's racially divided society.

"It was inspiring," she said. "It wasn't overwhelmed by outstanding issues that are pink elephants in a room that we've known for centuries. It allowed other themes to permeate the goals and the activities and the missions of these characters and they just so happened to be Black. That, to me, was the most resonating of the whole thing, and I think that it really elevated the conversation of race."

She even related the movie to her personal life, explaining that she felt proud of the film's representation of Blackness as a mother of two Black boys.

"As a woman that's raising three Black males in America, I was very inspired," she added.

Watch her spew some knowledge in the clip above.

Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War is currently playing in theaters.

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)


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