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What Zoe Saldana Told Us On Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Set

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We heard some of it today.

Zoe Saldana: You did, right? It's amazing.

You said you're an '80s kid. Do you approve of everything that's…?

Zoe Saldana: These were songs that were already like classics by the time I was listening to music. I came from like Borderline, like Madonna and things like that. But listening to these songs while I've been working on Guardians and on these two movies has gotten me to know that I did hear these songs growing up. And they did leave a mark.

Do they get stuck in your head?

Zoe Saldana: Yes, they do.

Which one gets stuck in your head the most?

Zoe Saldana: Well the one we were listening to, this Fleetwood Mac song is really amazing. And I've always been a die hard Fleetwood Mac fan. And Stevie Nicks is like a goddess. So…

Gamora and Nebula work out a lot of issues in this film. But actually I feel like they're gonna wanna go take some of those issues to their dad [Thanos]. Do you feel like this movie pushes that forward and that could be the next iteration of their journey?

Zoe Saldana: It would seem like the logical thing. We've been, don't be fooled by this, but despite like all how fun it is to get to get paid to come do a Marvel movie where you play a green alien, we do try to seek some truth to what these individuals have gone through. And it's not difficult to find parallel scenarios that we can sort of empathize with. So we're living through times right now with so many refugees fleeing from their homelands, trying to better their lives and just survive in other lands. Like these are orphans. They're all orphans. They were all either taken, abused, forced into a life of violence. So once you kind of take away all the comedy and all the special effects and everything, the Guardians just it seems like a group of runaways that try to find a good, a reason to stick around.

So that's how this movie and what James Gunn has created and the story he's given each and every one of us like he just has my heart for life, because you can very well wrap something like this, like a Marvel movie and make it so superficial that a knife couldn't cut through you. I mean, you're just so insensitive to anything. It's all about jokes and punchlines and muscles and lubricated muscles and good shots and bigger muscles and other sequels and great fucking hairdos that never come undone. And nobody cries. Nobody bleeds. Nobody feels a tremendous loss or void. And these guys are aching all the time. And they're trying. They're just trying to not be so fucked up. Every day they're trying not to do one, they're trying to do one bad, one less bad thing. That's like from hurting themselves or hurting somebody else or doing something that will just get somebody else hurt. Like they're just, they're trying 'cause they're assholes by nature. They're really like they're just jerks.

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Obviously we don't know where Gamora and Nebula will come down and they're sort of coping and dealing and talking through their traumas in the group with Thanos at the end of this movie. But do you think like if she heard, hey, this whole crew of people is getting together and trying to stop Thanos, do you think like is that a fight that she would ever sit out of? Or do you think that she would be like no, count me in, I need to get revenge?

Zoe Saldana: I think Nebula is definitely like that one kid that you have that no matter what you do you can put them in the best schools, they're still gonna be super fucking assholes. [Laughs]

What about Gamora though?

Zoe Saldana: And sorry for cursing, I just, I can't curse at home [Laughs]. She's just that person that... if all of us were to tell her we're gonna help you, maybe she might stay and then she'll be like 'okay' and then she'll bail. Eventually. I think that what she feels in her heart is probably really, really serious. And it's gonna take a lot of love to melt her ice, you know. That's just my assumption.

Do you think that she'd want to be a part of that fight though?

Zoe Saldana: I mean, does a bully want friends? Of course.

So I know Marvel does everything really secret and this is hypothetical only, but in a hypothetical world where the Guardians met the Avengers, what Avenger do you think would be most interesting to see Gamora meet up with or go up against?

Zoe Saldana: The Hulk.

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The Hulk?

Zoe Saldana: Or should I just be more specific? Mark [Ruffalo].

All right.

Zoe Saldana: He's my Infinitely Polar Bear. Thanks. Bye, you guys.

Thank you.

Zoe Saldana: Have a good weekend.

You too.

More: 50 Things We Learned on the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Set

Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is written and directed by James Gunn and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as Baby Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Tommy Flanagan, Laura Haddock, with Sylvester Stallone, and Kurt Russell. Kevin Feige is producing, and Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Nikolas Korda and Stan Lee are the executive producers.

Key Release Dates
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) release date: May 05, 2017
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