Zoe Saldana is reportedly getting close to Italian artist Marco Perego.

The 'Star Trek Into Darkness' star was reportedly spotted cosying up to the sculptor at a private party for the new sci-fi blockbuster in Los Angeles, California on Tuesday (14.05.13).

A source told the New York Post newspaper: ''They looked very close and were later seen kissing.''

Another source added: ''Zoe and Marco have known each other for a while as friends. It's too early to say they are dating.''

The 34-year-old actress - who split from 'Silver Linings Playbook' actor Bradley Cooper last year - recently insisted she wouldn't date another movie star, but her new beau is said to have a striking resemblance to 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star Johnny Depp.

Long-haired Marco has even been nicknamed ''Pirate Perego'' by pals because of his likeness to the star, including his shaggy long hair similar to Johnny's iconic character Captain Jack Sparrow.

The artist is a former professional football player but after his career was cut short due to a leg injury, he tapped into his creative side and impressively sold a piece to fashion icon Giorgio Armani at his very first art show.

In 2008, Marco eerily predicted the death of 'Back to Black' singer Amy Winehouse when he created a bloody statue of a dead Amy, titled, 'The Only Good Rock Star Is a Dead Rock Star'. The singer later died from alcohol intoxication in 2011.

Although she may be linked to a new man, 'Avatar' star Zoe recently confessed she might one day ''end up with a woman raising my children, that's how androgynous I am!''