While we’ve already seen the full line-up of “The Losers” cast in one form or another, today brings the first official shot of Zoe Saldana as Aisha—the lone female member of the betrayed intelligence operatives—courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.
The image isn’t exactly action-packed, but it’s certainly our best look yet at Saldana as Aisha, who Entertainment Weekly described as “a mysterious Middle-Eastern hellion.” Diggle, who recently visited the Puerto Rico-based production set, echoed that description of the character.
“Aisha has to be deadly and desirable in equal measure, and Zoe embodies both qualities in spades,” Diggle said of the actress and her character. “Trust me, you’ve never seen her kick ass the way she does in ’The Losers’!”
Saldana is building up quite a name for herself thanks not only to “The Losers” but also her roles in “Star Trek” and James Cameron’s upcoming “Avatar.” But don’t let her geek-friendly resume fool you, as it doesn’t sound like there’s anything easy about playing the ruthless assassin.
At last summer’s Comic-Con, the actress spoke with MTV News and confessed that she was “full of black-and-blues” from filming the comic book adaptation. Still, the pain isn’t enough to prevent her from carrying on with these types of roles.
“Mr. Cameron and J.J. [Abrams] created a little monster, there’s no such thing as me playing a weak role for a woman,” said Saldana. “I’m addicted.”
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