Saldana May Play UhuraBy Michelle
August 30, 2007 - 9:08 PM
Actress Zoë Saldana, who is already known to genre fans for her roles in Pirates of the Caribbean and James Cameron's upcoming Avatar, is rumoured to be in talks to play Uhura in Star Trek.
TrekMovie.com cited "sources close to the production" as saying that Saldana had been offered the role originally played by Nichelle Nichols, assuming that she will be available after shooting the film for Academy Award-winning director Cameron.
In addition to playing Anamaria in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Saldana appeared in the comedy Guess Who and the drama Haven with her Pirates co-star Orlando Bloom. In the movie The Terminal she played a customs officer Saldana played a Trekkie customs officer who performed the Vulcan salute.
Avatar is scheduled to shoot through October and Star Trek is scheduled to begin in November. TrekMovie.com did not know whether Saldana, like Zachary Quinto, would be accommodated for previous scheduled work.
The original article as well as video clips of the actress are available at TrekMovie.com.