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Zoe Saldana Covers 'Latina' September 2011

Zoe Saldana Covers 'Latina' September 2011

Zoe Saldana graces the cover of Latina magazine’s September 2011 issue, on newsstands Tuesday (August 16).

Here’s what the 33-year-old Colombiana star had to share:

On the post-Avatar effect: “I just want the best filmmakers in the world to tell me, ‘You’re good, kid, you’re legit.’ The recognition will never get old, and I’ll never get accustomed to it. I don’t ever want to, because that will mean I’m taking it for granted. That’s why I work, not for the luxuries or the awards.”

On the simple joys of life: “I just stay at home and do absolutely nothing. When I was younger, that would have made me feel like such a failure. Now that I’m older, I know what it means to shut down. I don’t shower if I don’t want to. I don’t answer e-mails. It’s a healthy way of being selfish. You know you’re old when gardening, the Food Network and voice notes from your nieces and nephews blow your mind.”

On her small circle of friends: “If you surround yourself with good people, if you’re having a bad day – which everyone does – they will protect you, and it will never reach any kind of surface. But if you surround yourself with people who don’t really love you and care for you, they’ll be the first ones to expose you. That’s dangerous.”

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  • Ayjamal B

    beautiful !

  • kà simply amazing

    she latina or Africa

  • Really?

    @kà simply amazing:

    She’s Afro-Latina do some research.

  • kà simply amazing

    i dont care anyone

  • Tracy

    Awwww she sounds so grounded. Luv her!

  • Lola

    She says that she’s a black woman, but she’s from the Dominican Republic-and they’re usually known as black latinos for the African heritage.

  • wtf

    It’s actually nice to hear someone not complaining about their weight or some other bs but be greatful for what they’ve acheived and respect that. Go Zoe!!

  • alice

    such a beautiful, down to earth woman….and a great actress too! i still remember watching her in crossroads, i used to love that movie lol.

  • zola

    Stop the BS Zoe, you really really suck at acting. She is fuglie as hell.

  • pebble

    I love her.

  • mrkonja fra brne

    Wow, she is so profound….NOT.

  • Desiree

    Zoe is not Colombiana; she’s dominican from Dominican Republic

  • Desiree

    i mean she’s not from Africa. Colombiana is movie’s name

  • really

    love love love love love Zoe!

  • lalaland

    I’m glad somebody pointed that out. I was about to say she’s half-Puerto Rican, half-Dominican. She’s not a Colimbiana, which I understand is a movie she’s starring in?

    I think she’s saying that now, the whole awards thing. She will be there one day and relish every minute of it.

  • jujubeans

    Show us your t!ts

  • MerMar

    The author made a mistake. While Zoe is Latina, she is not ‘Colombiana’ she was born in New Jersey to Dominican & Puerto Rican parents.

  • MerMar

    Ohhhhh… I see… that’s the name of the movie… I only realized once I googled her name and colombiana. Lame…

    “Here’s what the 33-year-old Colombiana star had to share:”

    should read:

    “Here’s what the 33-year-old star of Colombiana had to share:”

  • wjeekwmg

    she’s not colombiana, she’s from dominican republic

  • jems

    It’s easy for her because she is rich, famous and can afford to “do nothing” whenever she wishes.

    Get a real job, then we’ll talk. By the way EAT SOMETHING!

  • becathist

    @jems: why do you girls always come in here with the same comments? You look sad and jealous. You might as well just say OH MY GOD I’M SO INSECURE AND SO JEALOUS OF THIS SUCCESSFUL FEMALE. She has a dream job, not just a real job, and she makes tons more than you’ll probably make in your entire life. Wasting your time hating on her success only delays your own. Stay pressed … I mean, blessed.

  • Roe

    Seriously there’s a discussion on what she is??? If your not BLIND you can see she’s a black woman. Yes, there are black people of all ethnicities and nationalities. lol. I love that she’s taking Hollywood by storm. Get it girl!