It’s been 20 years since actress Zoe Saldaña and pop music icon Britney Spears teamed up for the 2002 dramedy Crossroads, but Saldaña remembers the thrilling time she had making the movie with her co-star.
In the film, Saldaña, Spears, and Taryn Manning play three teenagers who go on a cross-country road trip to accomplish a set of wishes they made for themselves when they were little girls.
During an interview with E! News, Saldaña said that she imagined that Spears is probably the same caring person she remembers working with two decades ago. At the time, Spears had just released songs like “I’m a Slave 4 U” and “Overprotected.”
“I was working with Britney Spears when Britney was the biggest thing at that time,” Saldaña said. “And she was always just a sweet and kind person. She still is. I just have a feeling that she still is. I’m proud of her for stepping up for herself. It’s amazing.”
She also told Access Hollywood that on the set of Crossroads, Spears was “approachable,” “a gentle soul” and someone with a “positive spirit.” Zoe Saldaña added: “Getting to hear Britney’s voice when she speaks her truth is powerful.”
Recently, Spears has been making headlines for a public feud she is having with her sister, Jamie Lynn, who is currently on a book tour for her memoir. Spears’ lawyer has sent a cease and desist letter to the younger sister demanding that she stop “referencing Britney derogatorily” during her promotional campaign.
“Having endured a 13-year conservatorship that stripped her of civil rights and fundamental liberties, Britney will no longer be bullied by her father or anyone else,” the letter reads. “If you…defame her, Britney will be forced to consider and take all appropriate legal action.”