“I loved it so much. I’m so proud of her, I’m so proud of Marvel Studios,” she expressed. “I’m also so happy that the public received it and they really supported it, because that was the main part of this whole equation. We need to go and support these movies with female leads in order for our corporations to understand that there is business in investing in female narratives.”
“It’s better representative of what America is today,” she said, noting that “Black Panther” was also a great example that diversity on screen pays off. “It’s no longer that shift of, ‘Oh, can you allow this to happen?’ It’s more like you have to do it because if you don’t you’re neglecting 49 percent of your audience.”
For now, Saldana is focused on her new stop-motion film, “Missing Link,” in which she plays adventurer Adelina Fortnight, who accompanies a myths and monsters investigator, Sir Lionel Frost (Hugh Jackman), on his quest to prove the existence of a legendary creature, Mr. Link (Zach Galifianakis).
“[My character] has a true sense of justice, so she’s not going to allow Lionel to take advantage of Mr. Link,” the actress explained. “Also, she finds herself displaced once again. She’s an immigrant, she buried her husband and now she finds herself questioning, ‘What do I do? Who am I? Where do I go?’ So she’s in dire need of an adventure. She embarks on this adventure with them and discovers herself, but discovers that being selfless is part of self discovery as well — being there for others.”
“Missing Link” hits theaters on April 12.
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