Zoe Saldana Wants an All-Female Action Movie, Male Nudity on National Television

Hell yeah.

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Zoe Saldana is just the coolest—but you already knew that because you read what she said about preserving female history (opens in new tab) in our August issue, right?

Our fierce, take-no-prisoners cover girl recently sat down for an interview with Maria Menounos (opens in new tab), in which she continued her streak of straight-talking honesty.

"You have to fight harder," the expectant mother (opens in new tab) said of being a woman in Hollywood. "You have to be better. You can't rest. And you kind of go, 'That's not OK.' We work in a business that's very anxiety-driven, because you're afraid of missing [out]. 'Oh if I don't go, or if I … get pregnant now, then somebody else will get the job. Then good, maybe it's her turn. You know what I'm saying?"

The Guardians of the Galaxy actress also proposed an amped-up version of the idea Marvel has reportedly been developing (opens in new tab): an all-female action flick.

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Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.