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.”