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By Saryn Chorney

She's come a long way from roadtripping with Britney in "Crossroads." In the recent story, "She's the Rage in Harlem," writer Krista Smith talks to "Star Trek" beauty Zoe Saldana about working with some of the most powerful men in Hollywood, always getting the guy, and her dancing feet. The hot actress will soon grace the screen in James Cameron's hush-hush special effects-laden, $350-million epic "Avatar." Awe-some. Read some excerpts from the article below, then check out Zoe's exclusive photo shoot.

On being just one of the guys:

"I love acting with men. I tend to gravitate toward roles in movies where I get to be the only girl."

Check out Zoe and the rest of the cast at the "Star Trek" premiere

On being much more than the "ethnic" best friend:

"I've done roles that anybody would have done. I've never helped any girl get the quarterback. I left with the quarterback."

On catching the eye of some dude named Spielberg:

"I was 25, and all of a sudden I heard 'Steven wants to see you.' It was mind-boggling."

See Zoe and more stars at Comic-Con 2009

On stealing the screen in "Center Stage":

"Ballet has always been my first passion, but I simply didn't have the feet, and I have way too much pride and ambition to just be in the corps."

On the highly-anticipated film "Avatar":

"The story is so compelling. It's definitely going to be one of those movies you have to watch more than once."

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