Zoe Saldana says she didn’t do any special training or dieting to fit into the skin tight outfit worn by the alien assassin Gamora in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.
“This suit makes me know that at 35 my ass is still like ‘Okay!’ [laughs]” Saldana told SFX magazine. “We’re past crossing lines here in the most healthy, beautiful way possible, where you get great compliments and you feel ‘I still got it.'”
Looks aren’t everything. The actress refuses to play the girlfriend role, instead opting for strong women like Gamora, whose fighting style she compares to that of a bullfighter.
“She’s a female, too, so she’s seducing whatever prey she’s about to kill,” Saldana explained. “That’s what a bullfighter does, they seduce the bull and the bull, willingly almost, throws himself to his own death. So that I thought was really interesting and kinda sexy.”
Guardians of the Galaxy release date: August 1, 2014.