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Zoe Saldana High-Fives Young Fan Who Asks When She’d Be Captain of the Enterprise

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Zoe Saldana at Lt. Uhura in “Star Trek Beyond”; image courtesy Paramount(NEW YORK) — A young fan put a smile on Zoe Saldana’s face this morning when she asked the Star Trek Beyond actress when she’d be captain of the Starship Enterprise.

“That’s a fantastic question,” Saldana told the girl, Camilla, high-fiving her on Good Morning America.

“I would love to be captain,” Saldana said.  “I feel like in this movie, because we’re all split, the crew is split, based on the catastrophes that the Enterprise may have to endure, that we all play captain in our own right trying to get ourselves back together and save as many lives as we can. So, I think I did get a little glimpse of playing captain in this movie.”

Saldana, who stars in the sci-fi blockbusters Guardians of the Galaxy and Avatar, says she has always had a fascination with science fiction movies.

“My sisters and I were definitely not the conventional little girls,” said Saldana. “We were always into, like, the infinite possibilities of the universe may offer and that kept me always so curious about space.”

Star Trek Beyond opens nationwide Friday.

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