Zoe Saldana lands the June cover of Allure Magazine, and on the cover, the actress reveals her weight, which seems bizarre to me. The unusual cover line is: “Zoe Saldana: 115 Pounds of Grit and Heartache.”
Anyway, she looks beautiful in these pictures. Tiny, but beautiful. In the interview, I don’t think she came off very well, if I’m being honest. She has a cockiness, or air about her. I don’t know. Read the highlights below, let me know what you think:
On possibly being a lesbian, and not knowing what androgynous means: “I might end up with a woman raising my children. That’s how androgynous I am.”
On being with a woman? “Yes, I was raised that open.”
Has she ever been with another woman? She deliberates, then says, “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.”
Dating actors: “Been there, done that, got the T-shirt.”
She doesn’t “test” relationships: “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. It’s insecure and it’s immature.”
Saldana is emphatic about the difficulties she faced when she filmed Pirates of the Caribbean:The Curse of the Black Pearl: The “leadership,” she says, “pick[ed] who to be nice to and who to dispose of because they’re not important. Those are signs of a very poor character.” Then she adds: “I can be a nobody according to you at that time. But I’ve always been a somebody.”
The criticism about Zoe playing Nina Simone: “Let me tell you, if Elizabeth Taylor can be Cleopatra, I can be Nina—I’m sorry,” says Saldana, her tone not in the least apologetic. “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.”
She’s more concerned about misogyny than racism: The actress is actually far less concerned about her skin shade than about being what she calls “a woman in a man’s world.” She says, “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.”
Saldana has found a balance of ambition and self-acceptance. “Now, in the last few years of my life, I’m actually claiming what I want and not being afraid that I’m jinxing it, that it might not happen, that I might be disappointed if it doesn’t happen,” she says. “It’s OK to say, ‘This is what I want’—and go after it. And if it doesn’t happen, it’s OK. Be a reasonable person with yourself.”
See what I mean? Maybe she’s just not one of those girls who’s all warm and fuzzy. I get that… but if you’re being interviewed, a little more …. warmness might pay off. I thought her comments about playing Nina Simone were off. What was she trying to say about Elizabeth Taylor playing Cleopatra?
TWO MORE half dressed pics of Zoe after the jump!