Zoe Saldana is covering the May 2011 issue of Prestige Magazine Hong Kong Edition. Zoe is wearing a multi colored chiffon Elie Saab Spring 2011 couture gown on the cover. Through the feature she is also photographed wearing another Elie Saab gown, Alberta Ferrerti, Versace and Burberry which was shot by John Russo. In the magazine Zoe opens up about her new movie "Colombiana". Continue to see more images from Zoe's spread...
On why she decided to take lead role in new movie Colombiana:
The opportunity to work with [producer/screenwriter] Luc Besson, another filmmaker I completely respect, and who’s known for writing great roles for women. And I was excited about working with an international cast and crew. And even though it’s a typical story of revenge, it’s a story told through the eyes of a woman who was hurt when she was a little girl and who grows up wanting justice for what was done to her. I felt touched by that.
On what she looks for in a movie role:
In the past I’ve played supporting roles, the love interest, the chick in the flick. I’m not degrading that. But it just doesn’t fulfill me as much as when I get to play someone who represents me as entirely as can be.
On taking on directing roles:
I’m working with my sister directing episodes for a pilot with Vin Diesel called The Ropes, about the lives of bouncers. We’re so psyched. I had the most amazing first day of shooting. I was on the set for 12 hours, went to bed at two am, was up again at 7.30, my energy and brain completely alert. I can’t wait to get back on set. After one day on set, I’m feeling the itch. I’m also directing a video short for Glamour magazine. And I’m in talks to possibly direct a film in Montreal, but I don’t want to say too much about that until it actually happens. Anything can change in this business.
On filming in Paris:
If I could do a movie in Paris every year, I’d be the happiest camper. It’s such a beautiful city, especially in the summer.