Actress Zoe Saldana covers the June issue of InStyle UK and talks about her views on love and relationships(post split with Bradley Cooper) , her love of the opposite sex and the aging game in Hollywood.
Here are the highlights:
On the opposite sex: I worship men. Men are Adonises.’
On the type of man she likes: ‘A badass renegade! A pirate! A pirate who can cry. Oh my god!’
On breaking up with Keith Britton, her boyfriend of 11 years: ‘…when it didn’t work [with Britton] it was heartbreaking for the both of us, but it’s life,’ she said.
On never giving up on love: I believe in love because I had it for so long, so I know it’s possible. I’m not one of these people who’s going, “Oh, because I was with someone for so long I need to take a break.” What if love is just around the corner?’
On aging in Hollywood: ‘I’ve been told by producers, “Well, you know we need to get on this because you’re not getting any younger…” Women are reminded of their age all the time and it’s usually by a fricking fat, big-bellied old man with a comb-over and you look at him and you’re like, “Really? Give me a break. You just have more money and more power in this situation than I do, but not in my life.”
On ageism and dating: ‘I’m tired of watching these 50-year-old actors with these 23-year-old actresses and they’re soulmates in the movie. What? [In real life] a 23-year-old would look at a 50-year-old and go, “Are you kidding me?!”‘ ‘We love plump muscles as much as they do. A 23-year-old boy?’
Do you agree with her points? It’s real in the Hollywood streets and I wouldn’t want to be a women AND a women of color in that industry…double negatives at almost every turn. You can pick up the June issue of InStyle UK in stores now.