Zoe Saldana Opens Up About Being Latina In America: ‘Shut Up And Deal With It’


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You absolutely have to love Zoe Saldana for speaking her mind. Honestly, I’ve noticed that she has definitely become more personal in her interviews and seems to be overall much more happier in her life now that she is a mother. The actress and her husband Marco Perego-Saldana welcomed their 11-month-old twin sons Cy and Bowie late last year.

Speaking to Latina Magazine, the box office beauty opens up about how important it is for her to raise her family with her Latino background and the Latinization of the United States. Here are some highlights:

On her personal life with her family: “You come home, you spend time with your family, you stay a little extra after the dinner has been eaten. It’s very important, because by the time you go back to work, it doesn’t feel like work. There’s a separation between being physically tired and being fatigued overall. I don’t like being fatigued.”

On the Latinization of America: “You can’t kill us. You can’t send us back. We are millions and millions here because it is our time to migrate. We are the youngest culture. We are doing what your people did. So shut up and just deal with it. Adjust your laws, because it’s not going away. If anything, I want to give them a hug, and say, “It’s okay. It’s new. Don’t be scared. We’re great people. We’re gonna do great and better things for your country. Trust me.” We’re not angry either. We’re a culture that isn’t angry.”

For more from Zoe, go to Latina

Photo via Zoe Saldana/Instagram

Joanna Mazewski

Joanna has been following the world of entertainment and celebrities since '05, having served as the Editor-in-Chief of Celebrity News Service and as a personal assistant for one of the original James Bond screenwriters, producer Kevin McClory during her days in Ireland. These days she’s a mother, warrior, celebrity writer and Disney dreamer. And she eats a lot of peanut butter M&Ms, as well.

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