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Hollywood’s gender bias when it comes to pay continues to fuel much discussion among those in and out of the entertainment industry.

And Zoe Saldana has no problem voicing her opinion on the issue.

In an interview with USA Today, the “Guardians of the Galaxy” star let it be known that trying to get a basic necessity like child care while shooting a film is a struggle for female stars, while male stars are routinely awarded with over-the-top perks like private jets, a group of assistants and/or bodyguards and “a really phat penthouse or… a yacht instead of them staying on land.”

“But,” continued Saldana, “a woman comes in going, ‘OK, I have a child. You’re taking me away from my home. You’re taking my children away from their home. And you’re going to make me work a lot more hours than I usually would if I was home. Therefore, I would have to pay for this nanny for more hours — so I kind of need that. And they go, ‘Nope, we don’t pay for nannies.’”

Saldana continued to shine a light on the plight of mothers in Tinsel Town as she expressed how her pregnancy almost caused her to be dropped from a film she was working on.

“It will never be the right time for anybody in your life that you get pregnant,” the actress told The Hollywood Reporter. But last year, when she became expectant with her twins, “the productions I was slated to work on sort of had a panic. I heard through the grapevine there was even a conversation of me being written off of one of the projects.”

“I was like, ‘Oh, my God, are you kidding me? It’s this bad?’” Saldana added. “Right when I just feel super-duper happy, is that inconvenient for you? That me, as a woman in my thirties, I finally am in love and I am finally starting my life? And it’s [screwing] your schedule up? Really?”

Although Saldana and her team “fought to have child care included in [the actress’] deals,” USA Today notes that it’s not clear whether they were successful in their efforts.

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