After appearing in Avatar, the Star Trek films and, most recently, as Gamora in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Zoe Saldana could possibly have her sights set on another geek behemoth: Doctor Who.
The star has expressed an interest in a role in the show, saying that it would thrill her 11-year-old niece, who is a “die-hard Whovian.”
When asked if she would be up for it, she said: “Oh my god, that would be amazing. I would love it.”
Saldana also revealed that former Doctor Who companion and Guardians of the Galaxy co-star Karen Gillan sent her niece a video message, telling Den of Geek:
“What made her year is that Karen Gillan sent her a video of her going ‘hi’. My niece knows every single actor from the beginnings of the show. She dresses like a Whovian every day, that blue colour.
“It would be wonderful for me to be in Doctor Who. I’d be cool forever to her.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Saldana also challenges the phrase ‘strong female character.’
“It bothers me that I’m always told that I do strong female characters,” she says. “When in reality, I look at my characters and I feel like they were all broken. They all came from a very devastating past. They were trying to achieve something, they had hope, and they wanted to get someplace, like everything other character that has a meaningful and relevant arc in the story.”
“It’s because we don’t really know women. We don’t write women accurately. We don’t see women the way that we should see women as a society, as a human race. When you see a real woman, you shouldn’t be saying she’s strong, you should be saying she’s real.”