The "Avatar" actress also seems to pride herself on the fact that she’ll stay loyal to whomever she ends up with.
Saldana spent months training for the athletic role, taking up horseback riding, archery and wushu martial arts.
The following year, Saldana starred in the ensemble comedic remake , which featured Saldana as an assassin out to avenge the murder of her parents.
But Saldana -- who's long been a fan of Simone -- insists that all of her heritage is important to her."It doesn't matter how much backlash I will get for it," she vows.
/MSNBC – Now here’s someone who does not prefer Ryan Gosling to Bradley Cooper.
(due July 22), but stars Zoe Saldana and Zachary Quinto, who play romantic interests and U. “We’re tired, we need time off, we’ve been working non-stop, and it’s become like a machine where you kind of forget about yourself, but you need to go back home and nurture yourself and rest,” she explains.
Enterprise crew members Uhura and Spock, spoke exclusively with EW, giving a tease about their characters in the new film, at the taping of the special they’re featured in airing Thursday, June 9 at 8 p.m. Saldana says Uhura and the crew are worn out, but there’s no time for a break.Born in Passaic, New Jersey on June 19, 1978, Zoe Saldana grew up in Queens to a mixed ethnic heritage, with her mother being of Puerto Rican descent and her father hailing from the Dominican Republic.At the age of 9, her father died in a car accident, and her mother subsequently moved Saldana and her two sisters Cisely and Mariel to the Dominican Republic, where they lived with their grandparents. The 34-year-old, who dated Bradley Cooper until early this year and spent more than a decade in a relationship with actor-turned-businessman Keith Britton, is certain about that.interview with Allure." data-reactid="29""Been there, done that, got the T-shirt," she explains in a new interview with Allure.In fact, she reveals that she's considered having a non-traditional family, so she wouldn't have to deal with Cooper …She was also later featured in the 2008 thriller , which would go on to become the world's highest-grossing film.