Zoe Saldaña becomes the first actor whose 4 films grossed over $2 billion at the Box Office

Zoe Saldana at the US premiere of 20th Century Studio’s ‘Avatar 2: The Way of Water’

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Zoe Saldaña is in a box office league of her own.

Over the weekend, the actress’s latest film, Avatar: The Way of Water, surpassed $2 billion at the global box office, making the 44-year-old Saldaña the first actor to have four films gross over $2 billion. Her other three titles to reach the milestone are 2009 titles Avatar2019 Avengers: Endgame and 2018 Avengers: Infinity War.

Additionally, Avatar: The Way of Water director James Cameron is now the first director to have three films exceed $2 billion, with the other two being firsts Avatar and 1997 Titanic (while it will be re-released in 3D this Valentine’s Day).

Saldaña plays Neytiri in the film Avatar movies that have more sequels on the way, and then plays his Marvel Cinematic Universe character, Gamora Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3in theaters May 5.

Last year, the actress who also starred in the last Star Trek movies, he said Women’s casual clothing that she sometimes felt creatively “stuck” in franchise films.

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Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington double talk

Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington double talk

20th century studies Avatar: The Way of Water (2022)

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“I feel like I’ve just been stuck for the last 10 years of my life. I’m stuck doing these franchises,” said Saldana. “I’m so grateful for the opportunities they’ve given, from working with amazing directors and getting to know cast members I consider friends and playing a role that fans love, especially children.”

“But,” she added, “it also meant that I felt artistically stuck in my craft, unable to grow, develop or challenge myself by playing different kinds of genres and different roles.”

Later in December, she clarified these remarks by repeating that she was “grateful” for major film projects.

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“I feel grateful and I’m the happiest girl in town knowing that I’ve been invited to films with special directors in a special cast,” she told Deadline. “And they resonated with people so much that we have a chance to come back again and come back another time. If anything, I got all the benefits from it, I made friends. I still have mentors that I name and lean on.”

She added, “I think when I started a family, it was just really hard for me to keep both worlds up and also satisfy that curiosity of playing other different characters or playing earthlings, you know? But I’m happy in space I’ve always been happy in space. I also identify with people who love space.”

Avatar: The Way of Water is in theaters now.

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