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I’m Latin – we start young, honey!
– Zoe Saldana
I love wearing men’s clothing and underwear.
If there’s anything that I’ve always said about myself is that to me, it’s much more important for me to get to work with filmmakers that I’ve grown up loving and admiring.
I love the anxiety, the pressure of the loud room full of yapping kids. But I’m a kid myself.
Every time an adult is going to write something for a teenager and you don’t have, physically, a person who is that, you are always going to be a little off.
I like to look strong and commanding.
Glamour is about feeling good in your own skin.
In dance you use every party of your body except your voice. I wanted to start acting because I wanted to use my voice.
To be seen and to be respected for my work and acknowledged as a true American Latina… means a lot to me.
I’m very accepting with my age. It’s like notches on your belt: experience, wisdom, and a different kind of beauty. There comes a day when you’ve become comfortable in your skin.
I don’t believe actors who say they don’t bleed into their characters. It’s absolutely impossible not to.
Music is a very big participant in everything I do, from the moment I wake up to the moment I go to bed.
There’s nobody on this earth who can tell you that what you’re feeling is wrong. They can tell you it’s different to what they’re feeling.
I’m more of a guy’s girl. I like having a beer in a bar, and I don’t bicker or sit down and do my nails.
The biggest battle that I have is being a woman in the world. That takes center stage for me.
I’m a very feminine person, but I have this hard shell, man, and I stay focused and don’t take things personally.
Physical roles give me a chance to learn something new.
What doesn’t feel okay to me, what feels a little bit out of balance, is when you want to turn yourself into something else – when you want to be another person.
When I act, a part of me goes into the character I am playing.
Our brains are very animal but also very strange and egotistical. We’re narcissistic.
Dancing for the length of time that I did, it centered me in such a way to be really in tune with my body, and I just feel like I’m physically able to do things because of my ballet background. Without ballet, I don’t think I’d look graceful at all on screen.
It gets pretty boring when all you are is the support system for a male character.