Zoe Saldana knows a thing or two about kicking butt on the big screen.
The pregnant Guardians of the Galaxy star can hold her own amongst the boys, too, but she doesn't want to be the only kickass woman on set. As she explained on an episode of Untold With Maria Menounos airing Thursday, "We need more women" in these strong, superhero roles!
"What about an all action-packed female cast?" she asked. "What about that?"
The 36-year-old actress pointed out the double standard when it comes to male and female nudity. While women can bare their breasts or show butt cracks within the confines of a PG-13 movie, the fellas cannot.
Put a penis in the equation, and you've got yourself an R-rated movie. Oftentimes this means the gals alone are required to show skin for a movie, while the guys remain covered up. That's not exactly balanced, is it?
Of course not! We've got to neutralize the nudity across the genders, or as Zoe said with a laugh, "We need love scenes where we get to see penises"--as opposed to just the female character flashing some skin.
While chatting with Maria, the star also touched on the double standard that women face when it comes to parenthood. "We work in a business that's very anxiety driven, because you're afraid of missing [out.] 'Oh if I don't go, or if I…if I get pregnant now then somebody else will get the job,'" she dished. "Then good, maybe it's her turn. You know what I'm saying?"
"You need to trust that there are people out there are like you, that they will remember this, that they will honor it," she also told Maria. "That…they will call you back. Motherhood is a part of life, so, let's accommodate for it."
Zoe admitted ladies in the biz have to "fight harder" for richer roles and equality in film and TV. So is she willing to lead the crusade? And what needs to happen across the board to put an end to sexism onscreen? Watch the clip above to find out.
For more from Zoe about this, her big-screen career and much more, tune in to Untold With Maria Menounos Thursday at 8 p.m. on E!