Zoe Saldana Talks Secret Marriage, Playing Nina Simone in The Edit
Photographed by Matteo Montanari for a feature titled “The Woman Within,” the 35-year-old actress is adorned in some of the season’s most beautiful accessories selected by fashion editor Natalie Brewster.
Check out snippets from her interview and photos from her lovely photo shoot.
On secretly getting married:
“I’m not a private person, but I’m discreet, so [getting married in secret] felt right. I’m fortunate to be challenged by an artist who also pushes himself.”
On having ‘me’ time:
“I’ve been an active person my whole life. The past year has been the only time in my life that I haven’t been to the gym. I’ve been lazy instead of training for something and pushing myself. Not because I am trying to be skinny. I just like to know how much endurance I have. But this past year I’ve let myself go. I’ve been eating a lot of Chinese, pasta, rice, beans…”
On playing Nina Simone:
“It was painful. It’s still hard for me to talk about it, because it’s not finished yet.”
On being independent:
“I don’t care what people think. If I did, I’d be at a different place in life, but I don’t. I can’t fake it. I follow my heart or my friends’ advice. Petra Flannery, my stylist [responsible for the sheer Rodarte dress Saldana wore for last year’s Star Trek Into Darkness premiere], is paramount when it comes to my fashion radar; she pushes me to evolve.”
On further aspirations:
“I have ADD, I’m a Gemini and I get bored quickly. So my next challenge is to direct, because I’m getting tired of just being a particle in the whole telling of the story. I want to be more. I want to be there from its conception.”