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I love aging. Why would I want to be 21 for the rest of my life?
– Zoe Saldana
I just want to be part of great stories that are told and for them to be relevant.
I just want to be a part of great stories, whether I’m part of an amazing ensemble cast or I’m leading it or the antagonist or whatever.
I don’t like things like little sandals that look fragile. I like to look strong and commanding.
I’m a sci-fi girl. If I can have anything in life, I’d want tons of great science-fiction movies and stories. It’s so progressive, beautiful, and imaginative.
I get along very well with animals and children. I dig them, I get them.
It takes a lot of courage to face up to things you can’t do because we feed ourselves so much denial.
As a woman, you spend so much time either cooking or getting ready to go somewhere. I like to have music when I’m doing either of these things.
I never like to get political, but when you have the ability, through your media, to influence a large mass of people, I would want to be a part of the evolving cycle of progress vs. keeping things the way that they are.
Happiness is nothing but temporary moments here and there – and I love those. But I would be bored out of my mind if I were happy all the time.
Our censorship has sort of gotten a little too far. Too much censorship is just as bad as having none at all. Children need to be exposed to things, because if they don’t see it, eventually, it’s not like it’s not going to happen, but it’s just that there needs to be a balance.
A child speaks more sense than an adult half of the time.
Every character has their reasons – even the characters who do dumb things.
Basically, there’s not enough sex in movies, that’s it. I’m trying to say it, people. I miss sex in movies because sex is natural, guns are not.
I have a hyper personality.
I am hoping for a long career.
There are a lot of magazines that are still sort of… that only cater to a certain demographic and only put certain people on their covers.
People think of Latina women as being fiery and fierce, which is usually true. But I think the quality that so many Latinas possess is strength. I’m very proud to have Latin blood.
I want to be in the small percentage of women who don’t settle for conventional roles.
I know the responsibility that entails from telling a story. The one thing I despise the most is when I go to a movie and I see a whole bunch of lazy actors making me waste my time and money.
I’m a girl from Queens. I’ve never gone, ‘What am I doing today? Oh, I’m gonna grab a gun and learn how to use it.’
Call me crazy – I love elk meat!
I am fluent in Spanish and I understand French, Italian and Portuguese.
I think as an American society, when we’re paying too many taxes or dealing with war, we don’t want to see sad things at the movies.
I don’t understand labels. I don’t need anybody to tell me I’m Latina or black or anything else. I’ve played characters that were written for Caucasian females, I just want to be given the same consideration as everybody else, and so far that has been happening.
There comes a day when you’ve become comfortable in your skin. But God as my witness, I am going to try to do everything I can to keep this ass together for as long as I possibly can – without going against nature.
I’m so intrigued by women throughout history where the significance of what they were representing at that time is obscured by the fact a man saved them or they were prostitutes.
I had to quit ballet because it felt like a part of me was dying inside.
I’m learning the power of going away for the weekend and keeping myself company.
Growing up, my dolls were doctors and on secret missions. I had Barbie Goes Rambo.