Zoe Saldana is pretty well known (in my book, at least) for saying dumb things more often than not, so I’m not at all surprised at the latest bit of horseshit that’s come out of her mouth during an interview. As you know, Zoe recently gave birth to twins and she’s loving being a mom. She also loves being famous and getting paid millions of dollars to be mediocre in movies. But that’s not really enough compensation. Actually, Zoe thinks Hollywood needs to be paying for childcare for her kids, since she’s making such a huge sacrifice by gracing us with her presence in Hollywood.
From USA Today:
Still, studios “spend more money sometimes ‘perking’ up male superstars in a movie,” she says, paying for private jets, a coterie of assistants and bodyguards or booking “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.’ “
Okay, here’s the thing. Do I think companies in general should be more supportive of working parents (not just mothers) and, if possible, provide care while the parents work. HOWEVER, it’s pretty fucking rich that this woman is a multi-millionaire WHO ALREADY HAS A NANNY and is seriously bitching that a movie studio that’s already paying her an exorbitant amount of money won’t also pay for her childcare, which she would have anyway, even if she wasn’t working. Are you kidding me right now?
Of course, she isn’t campaigning for working mothers making minimum wage and struggling to make ends meet get childcare. No, she’s just worried about herself because she has to part with a few dollars of her tons of money to pay someone to look after her kids. Ugh, Zoe Saldana is THE WORST.