Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 has an underlying theme of accepting love from someone else. There are quite a few characters in this story that need to learn this lesson, in fact I’d say in one form or another every team member except for Drax. They all need to learn this lesson. This includes Zoe Saldana’s character Gamora.
When we interviewed Zoe Saldana she spoke about how she loved showing the relationship between her and her sister Nebula. She hopes that it continues to grow but not too much because it’s fun fighting with her.
There’s that scene with Nebula and I, in the end, where I’m trying to the best of my abilities to offer her an apology for what she feels that I did to her, for what I really did to her. But I’m also trying to sort of like, bring clarity to her, so that she can understand that I was trying to also survive, you know. And, I wish that scene would’ve been a little more emotional for Gamora’s end. But I also, now that I see the movie for the second time, I really respect the fact that James Gunn has a vision and an idea of an arc for each and every one of these characters, and what they represent, as a family unit. And Gamora is this just unbreakable support, you know, wall, that everybody sort of like, leans on to………..But it was very beautiful, because I felt that this is the first time that Nebula and Gamora were able to start the process of like, closure.
And now it’s like, it’s about keeping this family together, you know, and keeping them always on track. So she went, like, the opposite of who she was in the first movie.
I’d watch those movies until my tape would break. And it was Ellen Ripley from Aliens, and it was Sarah Connor from Terminator. And I would watch these movies endlessly. And then it was like, Jamie Lee Curtis, when Katherine Bigelow did that movie, Blue Steel, and James Cameron also did that movie, True Lies, like, I had her as a reference. But other than that, I was always like, watching action movies told through the eyes of males and stuff, but always feeling that gap, that void, you know?
One of the moms in the room asked Zoe Saldana what she wants young girls to take away from Gamora………….
I think that it’s okay to still be vulnerable, and be strong, you know? I think that for some reason, we take it upon ourselves, or where we’re told, that, you have to be one thing or the other. And I think that vulnerability is strength, and being strong that means that you have to be vulnerable.
You’ll also see that in the movie her relationship with Peter Quill evolves. I learned some interesting things about this relationship and recommend you going to see Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 in theaters May 5th.