James Cameron's latest leading lady, Zoe Saldana, is on a Hollywood Star Trek, and after impressing as Ohuru in JJ Abrams' blockbuster she's hoping her portrayal of Neytiri will catapult her into the stratosphere.
We sat down with her to talk about the role, the film, and working with the man himself.
Avatar's Love Story
"That was the one thing that I loved the most about the script was how beautiful the love story was and how Jim captured it.
"How they come to meet and fall in love and it's so beautiful - he never wanted the innocence to be lost in the way that they fall for each other.
"It's so bizarre, because that's one thing that was never pointed out in the story, because I do believe that Jake still felt like a human, even while he was in the Avatar body and he was still able to fall in love with Neytiri and it wasn't as though he was seeing her and going, "Oh this blue girl's kinda hot..."
"I think he just fell in love with the essence of her. And by us not pointing it out, I think that's what makes it more amazing."