Zoe Saldana looks stunning on ‘Latina’ magazine’s December 2015/January 2016 cover, where she opens up about her passionate response to the immigration debate — and we have an exclusive look from the stunning shoot right here!
Zoe Saldana, 37, opened up about her upcoming role as Nina Simone in the biopic Nina and also discussed the current immigration issue, all while showing off a slew of stylish looks in Latina magazine‘s December 2015/January 2016 issue — and we got an exclusive peek at one of the images from the stunning shoot, which you can see right here.
The mother of twins held nothing back when discussing the sociopolitical issue of immigration. “This topic of immigration hurts because I don’t want to be angry anymore. I don’t believe that what anybody else is saying is true about me or my people. I’m kind of embarrassed when you see all of these people talking on national television, and it’s like, ‘Oh my God, if your grandfather were alive today, when he came here from Ireland, from Italy, escaped the f–king war in Russia. You’re rotting his name to shame. It doesn’t matter how much money you have, or how many degrees from Ivy League schools. You’re such a bigot. You’re such a hick right now.’ People have to be open to the reality of what’s happening in our country,” she said.
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The star also opened up about playing jazz singer and civil rights activist Nina Simone. “Still to this day, I can’t listen to her music. I’ll be able to listen to her and not feel so heartbroken once I either finish this movie and release it, knowing that we did the best we could, or this movie goes away. I pray that somebody tells her story and they do it amazingly well,“ she said.
She also discussed why it was important for her to bring her family along on her Hollywood journey. “It was always our dream since we were little girls to be together. We love cinema. We love art. We love storytelling. But even in those common interests, we each have a different approach. Cisely is very much a producer and loves television. Mariel is all about education as an R.N. and EMT. I was always into acting. I love interpretation, el arte surreal, la literatura, el baile, mixing everything,” she said.
For more from Zoe, be sure to scoop up Latina magazine and read the full interview RIGHT HERE.