zoe saldana gq september 628 02 Zoe Saldana, real life action star, on ninja stars and lipstickZoe Saldana is quickly emerging as an action hero, or, as the latest GQ story calls her, “the a**-kickingest female star since Angelina Jolie.” But, as she tells the mag, she’s not all fight. “I was a feminine tomboy.
I had my plastic swords, my ninja stars–but I still wore lipstick,” she says.

Saldana stars as an assassin with a penchant for lollipops in the upcoming “Colombiana,” and she says that after filming wrapped, she had some trouble ditching her character. Recently, she was out dancing when a fight broke out in the club.

“I knew exactly what I was going to do,” she says. “Kick this door, grab
this, move that guy out of the way. Then I started laughing: Oh, my
God, I still have Cataleya in my system.”

After this role, she’s choosing quieter parts for a while, with less butt-kicking but just as much girl power. “It gets pretty boring when all you are is the support system for a male
character,” she says. “I want to be in the small percentage
of women who don’t settle for conventional roles.”