Zoe Saldana Covers June Issue of Women’s Health Magazine

Posted on May 16, 2018

“Avengers: Infinity War” actress Zoe Saldana covers the June 2018 issue of Women’s Health magazine photographed by Max Abadian.

 

 

Reflecting on her journey as a rising star in teen classics (Center Stage, Crossroads) to internationally recognized kick-ass heroine: “There’s this sense of responsibility to keep growing. You sort of go, ‘I can’t drop the ball.’ So I’m always pushing really hard.”

On keeping physically and mentally fit in her career and personal life as a mom of 3: “I like feeling that I’m giving myself – my body, my spirit, my mind – the attention it needs.”

On getting hooked on movement during her days as a dancer: “I love having that kind of intimacy with my body and getting my body to do things I never thought I could do.”

On learning to take pleasure in food: “When I was younger, I was more strict. I felt I needed to control that part of my life in order to feel I was going to be successful at something – because we often equate success with our physical beauty. It’s so f-cked up!”

On being discriminated as a Latina: “I have been the victim of exclusion, of being considered ‘other,’ and that sucks.”

On her family: “My boys are a constant source of strength for me. They keep me on my toes, reminding me how much I still have to learn and grow as a person. I have the most perfect partner in my life. I’ve never met a male like my husband, who believes any woman is naturally his equal.”

On the plan for an all-female superhero film, hatched on a recent Marvel Studios photo shoot with Tessa Thompson, Brie Larson, and Scarlett Johansson: “We were getting to know each other, and it became this lovefest. We started feeling bolder, braver, and super inspired, and it was decided: Marvel should have all-female-cast movies!”

“The energy came from connecting with each other, from being fearless and saying, ‘You know, we’re going to talk about what we truly feel,’ versus staring each other down like we’ve always been encouraged to do as women. And it is important that we have an all-female movie. Our girls need it. Our boys need it. We need it!”

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: Max Abadian/Women’s Health Magazine]

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