By Sierra Marquina
Zoe Saldana is standing by her Allure magazine comment where she proposed she may raise her children with a woman one day.
The 34-year-old Star Trek: Into the Darkness actress and former girlfriend of Bradley Cooper admitted when she phoned in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest: “I’m a little blunt. I’m from New York, so I say it like it is, sometimes a little too much. That statement is very real to me. I kind of just wanted people to understand that my life and my decisions are my own and I’m not living on this Earth to get anybody’s acceptance or approval because I am this way because I’ve been inspired by people that conduct themselves in that way as well.”
Zoe continued: “Up until now I’ve been known to be attracted to the male species, but if one day I wake up and want to go in a different direction, I will do that.”
And is a younger man a direction she might go in, as well? “Absolutely … you know you’ve been there with your female friends and a beautiful young man passes by and you almost crash your car,” says Zoe. “You know, just as much as men do it, I love youth. I love men who are absolutely Adonis.”
As for her latest flick, Star Trek: Into the Darkness, Saldana hinted Uhura (her character) and Spock’s relationship is taken to a new level in the sequel.
“We establish sort of a romantic link between them in the first installment and, at first, it was a student-teacher kind of crush and now it’s developed into something more profound in the second installment and the fans — there were some that were against it — but overall the response is very positive.”
Zoe is also known for roles like the action flick Colombiana, making her an actress known for being able to get physical.
She thanks her past as a dancer for being able to take on those demanding roles. “I’ve done those movies where I play roles of kind of active female characters. I was a dancer and the fact I’m able to apply my body into characters and into stories, I feel really blessed, and I want to keep doing it until I get old and can’t do it anymore.”
Star Trek: Into the Darkness opens in select theaters May 15 and elsewhere May 16.
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