RCRs Jennifer Ortega was on hand at the Madam Tussauds Hollywood reveal of Zoe Saldana’s unveiling of her wax double and was a good sport posing with the figure during the announcement.
“It’s like a dream come true. I’m feeling very grateful and really humbled.” said Saldana.
Before the unveiling, Madame Tussauds Hollywood shared the first look of its expert team of sculptors and artists capturing Zoe’s measurements, hair and eye color along with her likeness.
How much did it cost?
The session took over two hours, with over 250 measurements were taken and the final cost of the finished wax figure is valued at about $350,000.
What’s she wearing?
The wax version of Zoe is dressed in the light pink Versace dress Saldana wore to the 2015 Academy Awards which she graciously donated to Madame Tussauds.
Zoe Saldana has been widely recognized for powerful range and diverse roles with more than 50 award nominations, including NAACP Image Awards, BET Awards, MTV Awards, Teen Choice Awards and People’s Choice Awards.
Saldana is set to reprise her popular role as Gamora in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 slated for release on May 5.
She is also a global fan favorite for her tent pole roles as Neytiri in the AVATAR franchise and Lieutenant Uhura in the STAR TREK franchise.
About Madam Tussauds Hollywood
Famed Madame Tussauds Hollywood is LA’s premiere Hollywood destination offering guests the world’s only opportunity to interact with incredibly lifelike iconic figures from the celebrity worlds of film, TV and music. Only at Madame Tussauds can guests “grab hold” of their favorite stars and enjoy countless interactive experiences. Lifelike figures of Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Selena Quintanilla and Will Smith are among the more than 125 featured figures.