Zoe Saldana Covers 'Gotham' Magazine September 2012
Here is what the 34-year-old actress had to share with the mag:
On her favorite designers: “Well, Prabal Gurung is one of my closest friends. We came up at the same time in New York, so he and I were sort of parallel in our trajectory, and we bonded so much because he is a very beautiful person and he felt similar to me. He is an artist, a true artist. I see his art, and I just truly believe in it. It really touches me. But then, I can also have that same kind of love for classic designers whom I have never met and whom I may never have the chance to. The designers that I love? Chanel, Gucci, Versace, Halston, Balmain, Ralph Lauren, Alaia.”
On her first memory of fashion: “My grandmother and great-grandmother were seamstresses their whole lives, so when my grandmother moved to New York in the ‘60s, she worked for design houses throughout the city. She really loved fabrics and textiles, so it was natural to my family. Fashion wasn’t like a religion to us, but it is in my ancestry. It was never about luxury; it was about art.”
On her favorite acting roles throughout her career: “Definitely Center Stage because it was the first. Haven because it woke me up to the craft of acting. When I was younger it kept hitting me in phases, and I kept growing and learning so much. By the time I made that movie, I felt like I was really beginning to understand acting as a vocation, and I could sense the impact that had on my process. From there, Avatar, for sure; it was a gift to get to play a character like that, to get to play like that in general.”
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