After detailing a bad experience on set, actress Zoe Saldana receives closure from “Pirates of the Caribbean” producer.
Zoe Saldana has appeared in several fantasy and science fiction films, including “Avatar,” “Star Trek,” and “Guardians of the Galaxy.” She rose to prominence, however, for her role as Anamaria in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise.
Zoe Saldana’s experience on “Pirates of the Caribbean” was her first exposure to making a large-scale film. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, the 44-year-old actress described her time on set as a less-than-pleasant experience.
“We were shooting in different locations, and the environments were not that agreeable, sometimes, to our shoot days. I was very young, and it was just a little too big for me, and the pace of it was a little too fast.”. “I walked away not really having a good experience from it overall. I felt like I was lost in the trenches of it a great deal, and I just didn’t feel like that was okay.”
Saldana decided not to reprise her role in future “Pirates of the Caribbean” installments due to the overwhelming experience.
Despite casting a negative light on her experience with the pirate-film franchise, Zoe revealed that she had met with producer Jerry Bruckheimer years later, who had heard about her feelings about the film and proceeded to apologize for her bad experience.
Zoe Saldana explained to EW:
“Years later, I was able to meet with Jerry Bruckheimer, who apologized that I had that experience cause he really wants everyone to have a good experience on his projects. That really moved me – the fact that he remembered that I had mentioned that during press, I guess, or an engagement I had done years before and that he felt compelled to bring it up and to take accountability.”
Zoe Saldana has received numerous accolades for her work in the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise, including “Best Actress” at the 2010 Empire Awards for her role in “Avatar.”