Since she’s turned herself into quite the sci-fi and action genre queen, Miss Zoe here is styled straight out of the “Be Me or Do Me” playbook; specifically the part where we note that sci-fi heroines would do well to dress in hard metallics while doing the latest poledance.
Zoe Saldana covers the August 2014 issue of Fashion magazine in Julien MacDonald photographed by Chris Nicholls and styled by Zeina Esmail.
On her view of competition in Hollywood: “I was a ferocious dancer so therefore I was a ferocious up-and-coming actress. When it comes to auditions, I’m not competitive with anybody. I don’t even know who’s sitting next to me. I wouldn’t even tell you if it was a blonde or brunette. The moment you compare yourself, it weakens you.”
On criticisms regarding her casting in the movie “Nina”: “I handled the role with the same love, the same respect and the same pride that any other black person would, because I am a black woman, a proud Latino black woman, and nobody’s going to take that right from me.”
On what her role in the next “Avatar” will be like: “[Neytiri] is stronger than what I wanted this time, but she’s also very vulnerable. It’s very much her journey and I accepted the job again because I believe the script has her going in the right path. Jake and Neytiri are very much still a force to be reckoned with.”
On the best advice a woman can get: “It’s important to not have women be afraid of you, to accept your mortality and your aging so that you can be a better mentor for up and coming women. Whenever these young women come and they just want to take everything all at once, just because they’re younger and their asses are harder and plumper, you kind of go, ‘Child, sit down. Yes, you’re beautiful but listen to these 1, 2, 3s.’ 1. Don’t hike up your skirt too much. 2. I’m pretty sure you’re intelligent so act like it. 3. Read a book.”
That’s some Robot Girl chic going on there, with a dash of Warrior Princess. Perfectly suited to her persona at the moment. She’s built for the hard stuff. In fact, we don’t think she does “soft” all that well. She’s like Jada Pinkett or Kristen Stewart in that respect.
Kind of a random dog moment though, no?
Also: She gives damn good sound bite.
[Photo Credit: Chris Nicholls for Fashion Magazine, IMAXTree]