Zoe Saldana’s Pregnancy Almost Cost Her A Role

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Shocker of all shockers. Hollywood has a double standard when it comes to accomodating actresses who happen to be mothers. Allow new mom Zoe Saldana to break it down for you. "[Studios] spend more money sometimes 'perking' up male superstars in a movie," the Infinitely Polar Bear star revealed in an interview with USA Today. Those perks include "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 fought to have her child care costs covered, added that her pregnancy — she and husband Marco Perego-Saldana welcomed twin boys late last year — sent studios into a tizzy. "Let me tell you something, it will never be the right time for anybody in your life that you get pregnant," she shared. "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?" Girl, you do you. Studios, get it together.

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