Saldana: 'Pirates of the Caribbean' filming not to my taste

Zoe Saldana did not enjoy filming on 'Pirates of the Caribbean'.

The 33-year-old actress – who had one of her first big film roles in the action adventure movie, playing Anamaria – but felt the project was "too massive", something she says is not to "her taste" and made her consider leaving the profession.

She said: "I didn't like the experience of working on 'Pirates' and I feel that it is my job to be completely honest.

"To me, that's what a Hollywood movie felt like. If that's what I have to witness, and have to go through, to do a Hollywood movie, I'd rather do something else.

"It was just too massive. You really felt the immensity of it. Just not my taste."

Following shooting on the movie – which stars Johnny Depp and Keira Knightley – Saldana considered her future for a few months, even thinking about going back to her first love, dancing.

She said: "I think of three of four months of that year I was like, 'I don't really know if I really want to do this. Maybe I will do something else. Maybe theatre or go back to ballet'."

However, her experience with Steven Spielberg on 'The Terminal' made her realise she did love acting.

She added: "My experience was completely different. It felt to make more appropriate of what filmmaking should be about. So I kept chasing that dragon as opposed to the other one."


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