Quotable: Zoe Saldana On Casting Directors In Hollywood

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 23, 2010

“When they say ‘We want to go white,’ they have a very smooth way of saying it, and the recent one is the word traditional. [I’ve heard] ‘Oh, you know, you’re just not what we were looking for, your skin is a little darker.’ Compared to what?! My skin is just my skin. It’s dark if you compare it to someone who’s lighter.”

Zoe Saldana in Nylon