I suppose that it might be a bone-headed move for me to select this woman as a "Hot or Not" selection for the week considering that she's been hailed by many of the Schmoes around here as being a total babe. However, I think I've heard enough dissention amongst the peanut gallery to put the question of her hotness to task. Sometimes things just aren't as simple as one might assume them to be. And you know what they say about people who assume shit.
What's probably most telling in my personal opinion is that I watched Saldana in CENTER STAGE and GET OVER IT without realizing it was her or even taking the time to think, "Hey, who's that babe?" Nope, it wasn't until she was Nick Cannon's love interest in DRUMLINE that I payed attention. Granted, it might have had something to do with the fact that she was in a little cheerleader costume and I liked the chemistry between the two of them, but hey... that's where I noticed her and I'm sticking with that.
I'm also one of the few people who might have bothered to recognize her appearances in the first PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN as well as THE TERMINAL (the second of which I thought she was particularly good in). But it still goes to show that people weren't catching onto Saldana in the mainstream. She hadn't hit all of the magazine covers and was still struggling to get people to notice her by being one of those actresses who showed up to a lot of red carpet premieres of movies that she wasn't in.
But the turn of the second decade into the 2000's and suddenly you can't get away from Zoe if you try and that's pretty impressive considering how slight of build the woman is. With roles in high profile films like STAR TREK, AVATAR, the DEATH AT A FUNERAL remake and blasting through the 2010 summer session with TAKERS and new to video this week THE LOSERS, it's easy to see how Zoe went from the eye candy in smaller flicks to the next Halle Berry for the more recent part of her resume.
But what do you think of Zoe Saldana? Is she still worthy of being a totally hot babe? Or is she just totally hyped?