November 25, 2009

Zoe Saldana

#ShoutOut: Details.com Zoë Saldana’s first words are a health warning. “You shouldn’t use that,” she says, nodding at the Splenda. “Use brown sugar.” The lithe 31-year-old actress is sitting in Hugo’s, an organic café in West Hollywood, wearing a fitted gray sweater dress over black leggings, nursing a cup of pomegranate white tea (unsweetened, naturally), and musing about the dangers of artificial sweeteners. You might not expect this sort of talk from an outer-borough New York girl, raised in Queens by way of the Dominican Republic. But Saldana has mined a strange blend of erudite grace (she’s a classically trained dancer) and raw sensuality to become the reigning queen of sci-fi blockbusters—last summer as Lieutenant Uhura in J.J. Abrams’ reboot of Star Trek and now in this month’s hotly anticipated Avatar. Read the rest of this entry »