Zoe Saldana covers the june 2013 issue of Allure magazine. Here’s what the 34-yr-old actress had to share.
On knowing what she wants: “If I have something good in front of me—it doesn’t matter if it’s a person or a pair of shoes—I’m not going to test something else,” she explains. “It’s insecure, and it’s immature.”
On dating actors: ”Been there, done that, got the T-shirt.”
On her sexaulity: “[I might] end up with a woman raising my children…that’s how androgynous I am!”
On if she has had relationship with another woman: ”Promise me one thing: You’re going to ask this question [in the article]—if you choose to, just put three dots as my response. That’s it.” “…”
On the Nina Simone backlash: “Let me tell you, if Elizabeth Taylor can be Cleopatra, I can be Nina—I’m sorry. It doesn’t matter how much backlash I will get for it. I will honor and respect my black community because that’s who I am.”
On being proud of her ethnicity: “It’s hard enough to be a woman on this earth. So to be an American or black or Latina, it’s arbitrary compared to our battles as women.”
Zoe Saldana is flawless on the May 2013 issue of C CALIFORNIA STYLE Magazine.
Here’s what the 34-yr-old ‘Star Trek Into Darkness,’ actress had to share…
On being a minority in the industry: “I’m only aware of all these little boxes that people put me in or put each other in when they’re brought to my attention. I’m an artist, so when I read a script I just go for it…I’m able to carry myself in a very neutral way.”
On the backlash arose from playing singer/composer Nina Simone, in a biopic that will be released later this summer: “When I signed up for it, I had a feeling there was gonna be a little controversy. I’m not unaware of the world that we live in, especially American culture. It did hurt a little, but at the end of the day, I wanted her story to be told. She wanted to be a classical pianist at a time when it was very hard for black women. I did it out of love.”
She adds, “If Elizabeth Taylor could play Cleopatra, if Diana Ross can play Billie Holiday, if Denzel Washington can play Malcolm and Meryl Streep can play the Iron Lady…the only thing I ask is to be given a chance to play Nina Simone. And if at the end, you watch the movie and don’t like it, then OK, but at least you saw it.”
Zoe Saldana covers the June 2013 issue of Instyle UK. Here’s what the “Star Trek: Into Darkness” actress had to share about how she’s moving on from heartbreak, how to handle the age issue in Hollywood and more. Also, check out the FULL spread below.
On Hollywood’s obsession with youth: “I’ve been told by producers, “Well, you know we need to get on this because you’re not getting any younger…’ Women are reminded of their age all the time and it’s usually by a fricking fat, big-bellied old man with a comb-over and you look at him and you’re like, ‘Really? Give me a break. You just have more money and more power in this situation than I do, but not in my life.’ I’m tired of watching these 50-year-old actors with these 23-year-old actresses and their soul mates in the movie. What? [In real life] a 23-year-old would look at a 50-year-old and go, ‘Are you kidding me?’” More >
Zoe Saldana Rocks Calvin Klein & Balmain at ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Photo Call & Premiere in Berlin
Zoe Saldana attends the premiere of her new film “Star Trek Into Darkness” at the CineStar in Berlin, Germany yesterday April 29.
The Latina actress rocked a gold and pink brocade print top and a fuchsia draped miniskirt by Balmain, paired with Louboutin pumps and EF collection jewelry.
The day before, the 34-yr-old donned a malachite mélange wool flannel cross back shell and matching pleated skirt from the Calvin Klein Fall 2013 collection, for the films’ photo-call. Check out the candid photos below
“Star Trek Into Darkness” hits theaters May 17 – Directed by J.J. Abrams and also stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Benedict Cumberbatch and Peter Weller.
On (Reluctantly) Accepting the Role of Uhura in Star Trek: “I was afraid…I was very concerned. I think I was just a little beside myself because after the treat and the gift of booking Avatar and being in the middle of shooting, to be able to then do another great movie with another great filmmaker back to back—I was a little overwhelmed and I thought: ‘Maybe I should just take some time off and focus and just rest?’ But my mom is a Trekkie, and my team was like, ‘Zoe, are you stupid? Don’t let fear immobilize you. This is an amazing opportunity to step into the shoes of an iconic character in an iconic series and it’s in space and you’re a sci-fi buff.’ And I was like, ‘oh my God, who am I kidding? Absolutely. I’ll totally do it.’
On Reports Of A Post-Avatar Meltdown: “That was completely blown out of proportion. That was so exaggerated and so ridiculous. It’s no different than what a child does after you’ve had a birthday party for a child. The child has been so stimulated by everybody, in every direction, consistently, you feel depleted. You use so much serotonin that you feel, not empty, but you feel a little tired and depleted and you have to fill your well of energy and of happiness and you have to pay attention to you. That downtime was very welcoming and very beautiful, but it wasn’t like I got f****** depressed and I just wouldn’t get out of bed. That has never happened to me! I hate when you say something and then it’s like, ay dios mio…” More >
Here’s another reason we love Zoe Saldana!
Last year when it was announced that the Latina actress would be replacing Mary J. Blige to play Nina Simone in an upcoming biopic, the news was met with controversy including a petition posted on Change.org and ”many took issue with the fact that Saldana was not a singer, does not claim to be African American and did not bear any resemblance to Simone.”
Zoe Saldana is now the new face of LensCrafters. The actress wears different brands like Coach, Varsace, Ray-Ban and Vogue for the new “My Look” service, where customers try on four frames, take a photo of each and compare each style side-by-side. The ”unique technology lets you see yourself clearly four different ways so you can feel confident selecting your perfect pair of glasses.”
“I think it’s very important to have glasses that sort of reflect or enhance your character, ” Zoe said in the behind-the-scenes video below. “I have different kinds… I have the sexy ones, the studious ones….” More >