Zoe Saldana Honored With Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame
Riding off the high from her recent role in the wildly successful Avengers: Infinity War, Zoe Saldana is the latest celebrity to receive her very own star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The Guardians Of The Galaxy and Avatar star was honored with her own ceremony on May 3. The ceremony was attended by many friends, family members and colleagues, including fellow Guardians stars Karen Gillan and Pom Klementieff, along with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige.
Producer and director James Cameron was also in attendance, noting that they were taking a break from shooting the Avatar sequels just for the event. Cameron and Saldana’s friend Mila Kunis both spoke at the ceremony, touching on the actress’ inspiration in huge sci-fi roles and her incredible character off-set.
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A massive thank you to everyone who came out today and supported me at this once in a lifetime ceremony. I feel so blessed to be part of the Hollywood Walk of Fame! Thank you to Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for honoring me with a star 💫 and allowing me to be part of history! May this open more doors for latinx and all other under represented community!
Saldana, herself gave a very moving speech while accepting her star, and talked about how she took her dream into a reality through hard work and persistence.
She said, “I’m a first-generation Latino and part of my culture is super superstitious. We rely on signs. If I would have followed in the footsteps of my forefathers and foremothers, I think I would have taken that as a sign and become a dentist or a psychologist. But thank God I decided to ignore it and pursue my dreams of becoming an actress.”
The actress also wore a full jewelry look by Jared Lehr.
Congrats to Zoe Saldana on the major achievement!
You can watch the ceremony in full below: