Zoe Saldana is gearing up for the release of her new movie 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and she is also on the August 2014 cover of Marie Claire. On the cover shot by Boe Marion, Zoe is rocking a denim on denim on trend look paired with gold accessories and a black belt.
In the issue she talks about what she learned about relationships, disrespect, growing up in the Dominican Republic and more. Continue below to read some excerpts from her interview. For more information on her feature, go to MarieClaire.com and pick up a copy when the issue hits newsstand next week.
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On her relationship with husband Marco Perego:
"I don't do the ABCs. I do what my heart says, what my heart feels. So from the moment I met my husband, we were together. We knew."
On the biggest thing she's learned about relationships:
"Not to settle. If you're not happy with a person, leave. And wait until you find that one person who makes you feel good about yourself every single day and is not expecting you to change, but to grow."
"I have been in relationships where a man has disrespected me, and I don't need to be friends with that man anymore. I don't want to be the one going, 'I'm cool, because I'm friends with all my exes.' There's a reason why you're called an ex. I crossed you off my list. Moving on. You cross a line, you need to know that you're going to walk this earth knowing that there's an individual who has no respect for you."
On dream roles:
"I would love to play Nefertiti or Cleopatra or the Queen of Sheba. We preserve more male history than we do female. We have to preserve it. No more complaining. We have to do it."
On growing up in Dominican Republic:
"I had many female bullies growing up who wanted us to be submissive and to follow and to kiss ass, and that's the last thing any Saldana will ever do, honestly."
Credit: Marie Claire