Zoe Saldana won't be watching the original Rosemary's Baby to prep for her upcoming remake of the classic horror film.
"They did it so well," the Avatar beauty told me at the Chase Sapphire on Main dinner for her Sundance Film Festival movie, Infinitely Polar Bear. "It's not about imitating what they did. I think it's about focusing more on the book and trying to get the best Rosemary that I can think of."
However, Saldana is thinking about getting a pixie cut for the role. "It's been tempting," she said.
The original Rosemary's was directed by Roman Polanski and starred Mia Farrow, whose pixie for the film became one of the most famous haircuts in movie history. Paramount even staged a press event for the media to watch and photograph Vidal Sasson styling the now iconic-look. (Farrow would later claim that was merely a publicity stunt because she had actually cut her hair herself.)
It was announced earlier this month that Saldana would star in a four-hour Rosemary's Baby miniseries for NBC. Directed by Agienszka Holland, casting is still underway for Rosemary's husband and the Devil.
It's the first project Zaldana and her sisters are producing since opening their production company.
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Saldana also stars as a mother in Infinitely Polar Bear. She plays a young woman in business school in 1978 struggling to raise her kids (played by newcomers Imogene Wolarski and Ashley Aufderheide) with a husband (Mark Ruffalo) who suffers from mental illness.
"I completely fell in love [with the script], and also because it hit home for personal reasons," Saldana said. "There's a dad and little girls and it was really beautiful.
"It was the kind of script that you couldn't put down once you opened it," she said. "The moment that happens you want to be a part of it."
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