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Star Trek‘s Zoe Saldana Never Watched the Original Series But Says She’s a Trekkie Now

Star Trek beauty Zoe Saldana may be the lone female on J.J. Abram's Enterprise, but she admits to not having watched the original series. Sorry Trekkies! "I never saw that," Saldana, who plays Uhura, said in a recent interview with BlackFilm.com. "I was not a fan until now and I have so much admiration for what they did, and how much the series continues to grow after 45 years and I had the honor of meeting Nichelle Nichols." Of her meeting with Nichols, Saldana reveals that Nichols told her she named Uhura herself. "I was able to sit down with her and she told me the whole story of how Uhura came to be and where they were going with her character," Saldana said. "But it all fell into place the moment she walked into the door and auditioned for the part." As for the Uhura's famous costume, Saldana said, "The moment everything came together from the hair, the costume, being on the set, and then you start to feel, 'Okay, this is real. This is amazing and fun'."
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Sneak Peek: Zoe Saldana ‘Held Hands’ With The Original Uhura For Star Trek

Blindie fave, actress Zoe Saldana, appears in a new Star Trek shot as Lieutenant Nyota Uhura in filmmaker J.J. Abrams hyped prequel. The Dominican beauty from Queens, who made her big-screen debut in 2000's Center Stage, said of meeting Nichelle Nichols (who originated the sex symbol Trekkie role), "We held hands as we talked and Nichelle explained just what, as a black woman, her on-screen kiss with Shatner in a 1968 episode meant at the time." Saldana, who shared similar history in a different era when she starred opposite hunks Orlando Bloom in 2004's Haven and Ashton Kutcher in 2005's Guess Who, added, "I have nothing but respect for what they were fighting for. She is an icon."
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Star Trek‘s Zoe Saldana Never Watched the Original Series But Says She’s a Trekkie Now

Star Trek beauty Zoe Saldana may be the lone female on J.J. Abram's Enterprise, but she admits to not having watched the original series. Sorry Trekkies! "I never saw that," Saldana, who plays Uhura, said in a recent interview with BlackFilm.com. "I was not a fan until now and I have so much admiration for what they did, and how much the series continues to grow after 45 years and I had the honor of meeting Nichelle Nichols." Of her meeting with Nichols, Saldana reveals that Nichols told her she named Uhura herself. "I was able to sit down with her and she told me the whole story of how Uhura came to be and where they were going with her character," Saldana said. "But it all fell into place the moment she walked into the door and auditioned for the part." As for the Uhura's famous costume, Saldana said, "The moment everything came together from the hair, the costume, being on the set, and then you start to feel, 'Okay, this is real. This is amazing and fun'."
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Sneak Peek: Zoe Saldana ‘Held Hands’ With The Original Uhura For Star Trek

Blindie fave, actress Zoe Saldana, appears in a new Star Trek shot as Lieutenant Nyota Uhura in filmmaker J.J. Abrams hyped prequel. The Dominican beauty from Queens, who made her big-screen debut in 2000's Center Stage, said of meeting Nichelle Nichols (who originated the sex symbol Trekkie role), "We held hands as we talked and Nichelle explained just what, as a black woman, her on-screen kiss with Shatner in a 1968 episode meant at the time." Saldana, who shared similar history in a different era when she starred opposite hunks Orlando Bloom in 2004's Haven and Ashton Kutcher in 2005's Guess Who, added, "I have nothing but respect for what they were fighting for. She is an icon."
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