Marvel fans might all know Zoe Saldana as the Guardians of the Galaxy’s badass Gamora, but once upon a time, before the first Guardians movie, Marvel had been considering Mamma Mia star Amanda Seyfried for the role.
Speaking in an interview with ComicBook.com to help promote her new movie You Should Have Left, Seyfried decided to open up about her experience with Marvel, revealing how she had been offered the opportunity to play Gamora for the studio, only to turn the chance down because she had no interest in being painted green.
"I think about it often," Seyfried said laughing in her interview with the entertainment news outlet, "I'm not really a Marvel movie watcher, which is, I think, why I was just like, 'Ah, I don't wanna be green. It's just so much work.' I remember Jennifer Lawrence talking about once, how long it took her to get blue. And I was like, 'That seems like hell on earth,' because then you get to set and you're only there for a couple hours, and then you have to take everything off. And that was literally the reason."
Of course, Seyfried regrets not taking the part now. Her young daughter has started enjoying superheroes, and while the child isn’t entirely into Marvel just yet, it would have been great for the mother to play a superhero role for her daughter to look up to.
Seyfried would probably also have earned quite a lot had she took on the role. It’s such a shame that the actress decided against joining the Guardians of the Galaxy. Despite being an obscure superhero team, the Guardians have become one of the most beloved group in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Phase 4 of the MCU begins when Black Widow premieres on November 6, 2020.