[Video] Zoe Saldana: 'I Will Spend Half of My Life Being Misunderstood'

[Video] Zoe Saldana: 'I Will Spend Half of My Life Being Misunderstood'

Hmmmm, what exactly is the actress referencing?

Published July 22nd

In the new film Star Trek Beyond, which premieres in theatres today, one of the major themes is strength with a standout line in movie being "Struggle makes us strong." Speaking directly on this quote, Zoe Saldana touched on a particular struggle in her career that she was forced to come to terms with, recently.

"[My] struggle is making peace with the fact that I will spend half of my life being misunderstood," she said. "I'm in the process of making peace with that."

The actress may be alluding to the recent severe backlash she received for her portrayal of music legend Nina Simone in the biopic Nina. Fans and critics alike roasted the actress for accepting the role despite her sharing very little similarities to the singer's features.

Also sharing a struggle of his own, Zoe's co-star John Cho mentioned finding that perfect balance between family and career was initially tough for him to manage.

"I guess, for me, in my career, it would be splitting the difference between family and career," he said. "Before you have kids, you learn to give all of yourself and sacrifice everything for your career and then you have to really go back on that promise to yourself and realize that somebody else is more important than you."

Watch the actors also share their thoughts on how the world can move on from the recent tragedies in the video, above.

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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