Zoe Saldana defended her Crossroads co-star Britney Spears on Watch What Happens Live Thursday night.

Zoe Saldana Defends Britney Spears

Saldana, who appeared on Bravo’s late night show to promote her new film Guardians of the Galaxy, was put on the spot when a caller asked her what she thought about Spears’ leaked, auto-tune free “Alien” track.

“Well, that’s mean because I’m pretty sure that 80 percent of our musical artists would be mortified if they were caught singing without auto-tune,” Saldana responded when host Andy Cohen told her about the leaked track.

Saldana continued, saying she has “a huge amount of respect for Britney Spears.” Saldana recalled her time working with Spears on Crossroads, which was released in 2002, arguably at the height of Spears’ pop star fame, adding, “She was the one big, big celebrity that I met when I was starting to work in Hollywood who, literally, was humble.”

Saldana went on to say that Spears never spoke ill of her fellow artists, something Saldana clearly admired. “She was the only pop star at that time – and I can name a lot of prominent figures right now that today are more famous than Britney – that literally got to where they are by hating on Britney a lot. Because, it was cool at one time to really just diss her. And Britney never did that.”

“And I do believe that people and children gravitate towards good energy, and she definitely an abundance of that,” Saldana concluded.