What an interesting interview. I knew I liked Zoe Saldana.
Zoe Saldana has an issue with labels — of any kind.
During a recent interview with BET, the actress discussed her role in the recently released “Star Trek: Into Darkness” film, being a black and Latina actress and the comments she made in Allure Magazine regarding her androgyny and the possibility of her raising children with a woman.
BET’s Smriti Mundhra informed Saldana that the comments made in Allure were being interpreted as her having come out as lesbian or bisexual.
Saldana responded by saying that she encourages every human being to try not to categorize or stereotype anything.
“It’s the saddest situation… It is almost impossible for us to get through one conversation with somebody at a cashier without having to go, ‘Oh is she Mexican? Oh is she gay? Or what kind of car does she drive? Or is she illegal or something?” she said.
“There are so much more things that are important besides stereotyping ourselves and limiting ourselves just by putting ourselves in little boxes.”
Watch the excerpt of the interview here. Worth watching, well because it’s Zoe, and because of what she says in her unique way.