Zoe Saldana was spotted on the set of her new Paramount+ series Lioness in Mallorca, Spain on Saturday.
The 44-year-old Avatar star filmed intense scenes emerging from the water with her co-stars in full tactical gear.
Saldana – who was seen with her son on Thursday – was dressed in military fatigues and carried a large-finned rifle on her right hip as if the group of agents had swum before arriving at the beach.
After removing her helmet, Zoe tied her long hair back into a ponytail and walked in formation toward a wooded area with her team.
Created by Yellowstone showrunner Taylor Sheridan, the Paramount+ show is based on a real-life CIA program.
Spy thriller: Zoe Saldana was spotted on the set of her new Paramount+ series Lioness in Mallorca, Spain on Saturday
Storming the Beach: The 44-year-old Avatar star filmed intense scenes emerging from the water in full tactical gear
Lioness is a political spy thriller about a young Marine, played by Laysla De Oliveira, who is recruited by the CIA to befriend a terrorist’s daughter.
Best known for playing villain Dodge in the Netflix fantasy horror series Locke & Key, de Oliveira will play lead character Cruz Manuelos, who joins the CIA’s Lioness program.
The idea behind the operation is to bring down the organization from within.
Zoe will star as Joe, the Lioness program station director.
Saldaña’s character is tasked with training and guiding her female undercover agents.
Nicole Kidman is executive producing the series along with Saldaña and will play the lead role of CIA Senior Supervisor Kaitlyn Meade, who has played and survived the political game in the past.
Brittney Spears’ husband Sam Asghari will guest-star as Kamal, an uncompromising womanizer.
Oscar winner Morgan Freeman, 85, recently joined the cast and will take on the role of US Secretary of State Edwin Mullin. Production on the series began in September, with no release date set yet.
The plot: CIA Senior Supervisor Kaitlyn Meade (Nicole Kidman) struggles with work-life balance and worries about mentoring someone who is eerily following in her footsteps
Co-Stars: Saldana and Nicole Kidman are executive producers on the show. Zoe will star as Joe, the Lioness program station manager. Nicole will play the lead role of CIA Senior Supervisor Kaitlyn Meade, who has played and survived the political game in the past
This comes after Saldana clarified her comments about being “stuck” in movie franchises.
The ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ star recently lamented that roles in ‘Star Trek’ and the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) limited her creativity, but has now retracted those comments and says she’s grateful Having had the opportunity to work on big blockbusters.
Zoe said of ‘Deadline’ at the premiere of the ‘Avatar’ sequel: ‘I’d like to get things straight.
Navy Seal Vibes: Dressed in military garb, Saldana brandished a rifle with large fins on her hips as if the group of agents had been swimming
“I’m grateful and I feel like the luckiest girl in town knowing that I’ve been invited to do films with special directors in a special cast. And they resonated so much with people that we get a chance to come back and come back another time.
“If anything, I’ve taken full advantage of it, I’ve made friends. I still have mentors that I call and lean on.
Zoe has twins Cy and Bowie, eight, and Zen, six, with husband Marco Perego and admits it has been difficult for her to balance her franchise responsibilities with raising children.
Chief Tough Girl: Zoe plays Joe, the station boss of the Lioness program
Her Mission: Saldaña’s character is tasked with training and directing her female undercover agents
Suspenseful: The thriller follows a young Marine (Laysla De Oliveira) who is recruited by the CIA to befriend the daughter of a terrorist in order to bring down the organization
She explained, “But you know, I think as I started a family it became really difficult for me to sustain both worlds and also cater to that curiosity of playing other different characters or earthlings, you know, but I am happy in space. I’ve always been happy in space. I also have a relationship with people who love space.”
Zoe says she refers to directors like James Gunn and James Cameron as they all see themselves as “outsiders”.
The ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ actress said: ‘I’ve been in relationships with guys like James Gunn and James Cameron and JJ Abrams and Steven Spielberg. Because maybe there’s a common thread, maybe there’s something we all have in common, which is knowing what it’s like to be an outsider and growing up feeling like we don’t belong and finding that space to be this blank canvas has created on which you can imagine the unimaginable.
“And the fact that they’ve seen me, a little girl from Queens, and I can do these things for them, I can only be so grateful when they keep calling me back.”
The idea behind the operation is to bring down the organization from within
A moment of calm: Here she held her hands together after filming a scene
Lifelike: Created by Yellowstone showrunner Taylor Sheridan, the Paramount+ show is based on a real-life CIA program