Zoe Saldana has been making a name for herself as one of the most in-demand women in Hollywood.
She has a jam-packed schedule ahead of her, with the filming of movies such as Star Trek 3, the Avatar sequels and Guardians of the Galaxy 2.
Midst her busy workload, the 37-year-old has two beautiful twin boys whom she gave birth to just seven months ago. But Zoe has revealed some of the difficulties of being a mother and working in Hollywood.
“Let me tell you something, it will never be the right time for anybody in your life that you get pregnant,” the Star Trek star explained to USA Today.
“The productions I was slated to work on sort of had a panic. I heard through the grapevine there was even a conversation of me being written off of one of the projects.”
While the star thankfully didn’t lose out on any roles because of her pregnancy, she has had a really tough time getting the studios to bring in child care.
Ms Saldana is livid because of the discrepancy that occurs between the benefits for male and female actors.
She claims that studios “spend more money sometimes ‘perking’ up male superstars in a movie,” paying for their private jets, assistants and extravagant lifestyles, whereas she has to fight just to get childcare.
“But then a woman comes in going, ‘OK, I have a child. You’re taking me away from my home. You’re taking my children away from their home. And you’re going to make me work a lot more hours than I usually would if I was home. Therefore, I would have to pay for this nanny for more hours – so I kind of need that.”
To which Ms Saldana said the studios reply with, “Nope, we don’t pay for nannies.”
It is certainly clear that stereotypical gender roles do not play a big part in the Saldana household. When the actress married her husband, Marco Perego, in 2013, he took her last name.
When Zoe tried to talk him out of the decision because she felt he would be emasculated, he simply replied, “Ah Zoe, I don’t give a s**t.”
We love him already!