Zoe Saldana Talks Nina Simone Drama in Latina May 2013
The 34-year-old actress rocked designer duds from Roland Mouret and DKNY for the the Yu Tsai cover shoot and chatted with the mag about everything from portraying Nina Simone to wanting a man.
Check out a few highlights from Miss Saldana's interview below and for more be sure to pay a visit to Latina!
On wanting a relationship:
“I don’t want to need things. I need water, you know what I’m saying? I need to exercise, I need to eat. To be with a man, should be a want. I don’t need anybody.”
On the Nina Simone controversy:
“The reality is that nobody knows the story as to why this collaboration came to be—nobody knows the full story—and at the end of the day all I’m going to say is that every person that is a part of this project came together for no other reason than the unconditional love for Nina Simone’s music…”
On growing up as a Dominican-American:
“I grew up in Queens and the Dominican Republic. It wasn’t easy, s*** was going on. But the kind of world that we had indoors, that my mom created for us, makes more sense to this day than what is out there. I would come home from school and go, ‘Mami, what am I? You know, cause I’m getting all kinds of things and people are mean.’ And Mami would look at me and go, ‘You’re Zoe.’”
Photo Credit: Yu Tsai for Latina