Zoe Saldana was to be “written off” because she got pregnant!

Frustrated with Hollywood's double-standard is Zoe Saldana and husband Marco  Perego (Photo: Getty/Courtesy)
Frustrated with Hollywood’s double-standard is Zoe Saldana and husband Marco Perego (Photo: Getty/Courtesy)

Hollywood definitely has double standards when it comes to accommodating actresses who happen to be mothers according to actress and new mommy Zoe Saldana.

In very frank interview with ‘USA Today’ Saldana says… “[Studios] spend more money sometimes ‘perking’ up male superstars in a movie, a really phat penthouse or them staying in a yacht instead of them staying on land. But then a woman comes in going, ‘OK, I have a child. You’re taking me away from my home. You’re taking my children away from their home. And you’re going to make me work a lot more hours than I usually would if I was home. Therefore, I would have to pay for this nanny for more hours — so I kind of need that. And they go, ‘Nope, we don’t pay for nannies.'”

Saldana who’s married to Marco Perego fought to have child care covered for their twin boys last year, but was met with all kinds of resistance.

“Let me tell you something, it will never be the right time for anybody in your life that you get pregnant. The productions I was slated to work on sort of had a panic. I heard through the grapevine there was even a conversation of me being written off of one of the projects,” she said.

“I was like, ‘Oh, my God, are you kidding me? It’s this bad?’ Right when I just feel super-duper happy, is that inconvenient for you? That me, as a woman in my thirties, I finally am in love and I am finally starting my life? And it’s [screwing] your schedule up? Really?” 

Oh Hollywood, can’t you see by now, we have our eyes on you so get it together!


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