- Zoe Saldaña said she wouldn’t mind if Gamora doesn’t return after “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.”
- The star explained that it takes five hours to get into the character’s green makeup.
- But she said it’s worth it to see how much the character means to Marvel fans.
Marvel fans are eager to see what director James Gunn has in store for his colorful cosmic band of misfits in 2023’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,” as he’s previously teased that his trilogy capper will be an emotional affair.
It’s not clear whether the entire team will be saying goodbye to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but Gamora actor Zoe Saldaña recently said that she wouldn’t be disappointed if the mercenary doesn’t return after the next movie.
When asked by Variety if she’d be up for coming back to the role, Saldaña said that she would struggle to say no, but she wouldn’t miss the extensive green makeup that goes into Gamora’s look.
She said: “I can never say no to anything, but that green makeup? I wouldn’t be upset if it didn’t happen again.”
The star went on to say that her alien image required hours in the makeup chair, and numerous visits to the dermatologist.
Saldaña added: “I miss Gamora, but I don’t miss 3:30 a.m. calls and five-hour makeup sessions and trips to the dermatologist afterwards.”
But the “Star Trek” and “Avatar” alum explained that the effort is always worth it when she sees how important the character is to audiences, adding that younger fans shouldn’t be dismissed.
She said: “Every time that, you know, that 8-year-old or that dad and mom or those generational fans that remind me that what I did was special to them, it makes me not be cynical about Marvel. It makes me understand that younger audiences should stop being overlooked,”
Saldaña pointed out that while some might look down on the MCU, it doesn’t negate the fact that it’s special to some audiences.
She added: “They have feelings too and if something impacts them, just because we consider it stupid or immature or cheeky, doesn’t mean it’s not special.”
Although the gang will next show up in “The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special,” Gamora might not be a part of the Disney+ release. The first trailer teases that her absence is the reason Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) is so sad, so she might not return until “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.”