Zoe Saldana Shares Her Best Advice for Women

The actress covers Fashion magazine's August issue.

Posted: 07/08/2014 10:03 AM EDT
Zoe Saldana, Fashion Magazine

Zoe Saldana is still mum on whether there's a little bun in the oven, but for now the actress is looking as sexy as ever on the cover of Canadian glossy Fashion magazine. On it, the star of the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy wears a gorgeous Julien Macdonald embellished dress with patterned beading and a plunging neckline. In her interview, the sassy 36-year-old shares the best advice she has for women and, through it, she reminds us why we love her so.

"It's important to not have women be afraid of you, to accept your mortality and your aging so that you can be a better mentor for up-and-coming women. Whenever these young women come and they just want to take everything all at once, just because they're younger and their a---s are harder and plumper, you kind of go, 'Child, sit down. Yes, you're beautiful but listen to these 1, 2, 3s.' 1. Don't hike up your skirt too much. 2. I'm pretty sure you're intelligent so act like it. 3. Read a book."

It's open and honest answers like these that cause Saldana to exude this down-to-earth vibe we can't help but adore. She'd be a fun girlfriend for sure, never holding back the truth and always telling it like it is. Aside from making sure she's approachable, Saldana has a fierce work ethic that began long before she showed up on screen.

"I was a ferocious dancer so therefore I was a ferocious up-and-coming actress. When it comes to auditions, I'm not competitive with anybody. I don't even know who's sitting next to me. I wouldn't even tell you if it was a blonde or brunette. The moment you compare yourself, it weakens you."

Saldana, who might or might not be expecting a baby with husband Marco Perego, also dished on her breakup with actor Bradley Cooper and admitted that she found her current partner after losing that fear of being alone.

"I was finally able to spend time without being in a relationship and even though it was a short period of time, it was beautiful. Where I lost that fear of being alone, it was bliss. Then I met my partner when I was in really a beautiful place in my life. It was like I found all my answers with him not in him. I was finding my answers on my own."


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