Zoe Saldana will soon be gearing up for the controversial release of the 'Nina' biopic but for now you can catch the actress on the December 2015 cover of Latina magazine. On the cover, Zoe kneels down wearing white tulle tier dress and black lace panel pumps. In the issue, she talks latinos in America, teaching her twins about her latino background, taking breaks in between filming and more. Continue below to read some excerpts from her interview and to see her fashion spread. For more on Zoe's feature, visit Latina.com and pick up a copy on newsstand.
See, I don’t really see it as a career. I’m an artist; I’m not a corporate person. Therefore, I fill my fountain of inspiration [with] memories, which is where I have to feed from to be inspired. My husband is a firm believer that if you’re not living, then you can’t create your art.
On introducing her twins to her latino background:
Oh my God, it’s just who I am every day. So they’re going to get a part of who I am naturally. English isn’t even Marco’s second language. It’s his fourth. We only speak English when we have people around us that we have to speak English. But if it’s just Marco and the boys, it’s a combination of Italian and Spanish at all times. I speak a very Dominican Italian.
On how Latinos in America evolving:
Latinos are overall very respectful. Once we started being discriminated against, we chose the high road: Keep quiet. Keep working. Don’t teach our kids Spanish because we don’t want them to get picked on. Now we’re entering that phase where the first and the second generations are so in love with our ancestry and want to keep it alive in the best possible way. So it’s more like, “I’m not keeping my head down. This is who I am, and I’m just as American as I am Latina. So you need to move out of the way. I’m not asking.” I love this proprietorship, because this country does belong to Latinos, too. We’re working here, and our sons are dying at war for the U.S. So it belongs to me as much as it belongs to my neighbor.