Zoe Saldana May Join Robert Rodriguez' "Machete" Follow-Up "Machete Kills"

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by Vanessa Martinez
May 28, 2012 7:14 PM
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In a Moviehole interview with actor Danny Trejo from a few days ago, he revealed that Zoe Saldana has joined the cast of Robert Rodriguez' sequel to Machete titled Machete Kills. Trejo said Kills will be more over-the-top than its predecessor about an ex-federale who goes on a rampage for revenge and that shooting will begin in approximately three weeks.

Apparently, Colombian sexpot Sofia Vergara, Jessica Alba and Machete star Michelle Rodriguez may have also joined.

Trejo said, "The sequel to Machete, Machete Kills is going to be a lot more over-the-top than Machete. We’ve got Sofia Vergara, who is a star in her own right, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, and Zoe Saldana – and guess what? I get to kiss all of ‘em.”

I've never seen Machete but I'm certainly more curious to see it now. I don't recall it being a hit necessarily, perhaps a cult one?

There hasn't been an official press release regarding the cast of the action thriller follow up. We'll keep you updated on any developments.

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  • Richard | September 26, 2012 1:47 PMReply

    She is so beautiful and any man black or not would love to have this sweet thing. I think this is another Mariah Carey thing where an entertainer that black folks like says something negative about blacks and makes it seem like being black is horrible and is the worst thing that could happen to anybody. But it's funny how these same people will try to imitate us with fashion, butt pads, lip surgery, hip hop and even urban slang. If you don't like us stop trying to BE like us.

  • Smoothtymes | September 26, 2012 1:33 PMReply

    I like the work this young lady has done on film since the Drumline movie. If she doesn't like black men, she must have a good reason (not sure what the reason is but I hope it's not just to make money in Hollywood). I think brothers have enough to worry about without being condemned by entertainers who are supported by blacks (by way of buying their music, going to their movies and concerts, etc). Slavery and racism ruined the future of this country centuries ago and it will not end until judgement day (unfortunately).

  • LeBraun | June 18, 2012 6:49 PMReply

    Zoe hates black men. Never had a black man love interest in movies only whites and in real life she only dates and is with white men. It is obvious that she has self hate. She started in black movies and acknowledged she was a black woman. Mujer Negra but then once she got famous she dropped the Afro part and just called herself a Latin or Latina.

    Just google this
    Zoe Saldaña
    youtube com/watch?v=XeSd9pzAMdE
    She will even cut Latinos down by saying they have kids early.
    She said in an interview with I believe Access Hollywood that she wanted to
    have babies with her ex fiance Keith Britton. She will even use the stereotype that is used against Latinos to try and fit in.
    "I'm Latin -- we start young, honey!" the actress, 33, said on Lifetime's The Conversation With Amanda de Cadenet Thursday. "At 22 you're like, 'I just wanna hold something!' You want a little critter."

  • Akimbo | June 18, 2012 6:58 PM

    Lying troll. Take a glance at her IMDb page or read any of her interviews. Enough.

  • Afrostyling | May 29, 2012 2:43 PMReply

    The obsession with who does or doesn't identify as black is quite pathetic. Zoe is obviously black. She has said so publicly and on print. I dont understand how the first thing you have to say about her possibly booking a new job is to talk about her blackness. And what do you mean getting roles that should go to black actresses? So because she is latina and black, she is not deserving or not authentic? Do you think Black Americans are the only blacks that matter? Good lord! Unshackle your mental chains!

  • Donella | May 29, 2012 1:28 PMReply

    "a lot more over-the-top than Machete" That's even possible? LOL

  • anon | May 29, 2012 9:46 AMReply

    you americans are so dumB its not about zoe saying shes black or not that's absolutely irrelvant (frankly shes only said it once and that was to a black magazine of couse shes not gonna deny her african heritage when she sput on the spot by race obsessed AA'S) is the fact that hollywood refuses to represent YOU aa women who look BLACK and use foreign mixed women like zoe to replace you and you just go along with it so desperate to see someone that is marginally dark skinned.

  • BluTopaz | May 29, 2012 10:25 AM

    You need to check yourself with the notion that it's primarily Americans obsessed with race, skin tone, etc. I read that same interview, and she clearly noted that it was Hispanics who implied she should downplay her African ancestry by saying to Zoe 'oh you're just dark skinned'. THAT is when she clarified 'no, I'm a Black woman'. If you want to talk about race obsession, check out Dr. Henry Gates' doc about race in Latin America and come back talking trash about some dumb americans. Also, punctuation is your friend. Idiot.

  • Kid chaos | May 29, 2012 2:58 AMReply

    This horse faced girl is smart do white movies and make yourself rich

  • Orville | May 29, 2012 12:33 AMReply

    Yawn why is Shadow and Act reporting about Zoe Saldana all this chick does is try to distance herself from her black heritage. Hollywood seems to make a big deal about these black Latina actresses that distance themselves from discussing being black.

    I have read several articles about Saldana and yes I get it she is a Latina but she never acknowledges she gets roles that I wish went to a black actress. For instance, Star Trek deserved a better actress for the lone female role than her.

  • JMac | May 29, 2012 9:50 PM

    Don't bother. Orville's been told this several times. She just doesn't like Zoe.

  • Nadine | May 29, 2012 11:15 AM

    Zoe has not distanced herself from her African heritage at all, Orville, but I understand what you and @Anon are saying. It's not so much about how the actress identifies herself, but by the the level of comfort the choice of actress is to Hollywood/Black Hollywood in that it allows Hollywood/Black Hollywood to not cast an obviously "Black" actress for roles that require femininity, but to cast " Black, but..." actresses to appease their audience (or so they try to sell us). "Star Trek" ... "Guess Who"... I hear ya', but Zoe still gets my support. I don't want to get too obvious with the benefits of having her out there right now, but her pros do outweigh the cons not to mention, she is a very natural actress. That's my lazy response to you...looooong weeeekend.

  • Logic | May 29, 2012 1:34 AM

    Zoe's gone on record on more than one occasion and said, "yo soy una mujer negra". She's clearly stated that she identifies as Afro-Latina and hates that some Latinos ignore their African/native ancestry in favor of claiming European heritage. What kind of acknowledgement of blackness would you like, a notarized statement from her, hand delivered to your door? And who are these black Latinas Hollywood is making a big deal of? Zoe was in two record breaking blockbusters back-to-back, and even then Hollywood didn't make a big deal out of her.

  • Akimbo | May 29, 2012 1:15 AM

    Yeah, Google "zoe saldana I am a black woman" and you will find a bajillion articles in which she talks about and embraces being black. I think we all know that this is about the fact that she messes with white guys more than anything else. Just be honest and keep in mind that dating interracially doesn't get your black card revoked or mean you hate yourself. Otherwise, I guess you're off to fuck up Alfre Woodard and Morgan Freeman, too.

  • Carl | May 29, 2012 1:06 AM

    Orville I swear you are one of the dumbest most over generalizing bastards on this blog. Saldana has said she is black and has not distanced herself from her heritage. What the fuck are u talking about? Orville, it's clear. YOU HATE SUCCESSFUL BLACK FOLK. Anyone successful in Hollywood , in your eyes, is wanting to be accepted. That means wanting to be white and to you that means you aren't black. So what? Lack of success is being black to you? Please grow a fucking brain.

  • Dr. Boogie | May 29, 2012 12:06 AMReply

    More over the top!??!??! The state of Arizona, boarder patrol vigilantes, and Tea Party flunkies, beware....LOL!!!! #Winning!

    ps,
    NOT for the faint at heart. If you don't know what "grindhouse" means off the top of your head, stay away.

  • Neziah | May 28, 2012 7:19 PMReply

    I enjoyed the first one and am looking forward to the sequel. This may redeem Rodriguez for Spy Kids 4.

  • John | May 28, 2012 8:02 PM

    NOTHING will redeem him for Spy Kids 4

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