The actress talks body image and what makes her feel sexy.
(Photo: Lucky Magazine, February 2014)
Zoe Salanda may have a smoldering hot career, a new husband and dozens of top designers at her beck and call, but the Queens-born actress says she isn’t without insecurities. She’s just learned to embrace them.
Gracing the February 2014 cover of Lucky magazine, the petite star tells the magazine that she’s always idolized actress Sophia Loren’s curvaceous frame and wouldn’t mind enhancing her own at some point. “You always want what you don’t have,” she says. “My whole life I’ve been obsessed with breasts. I love them. I don’t like fake things, but I wouldn’t mind buying myself a pair one day before I die.”
“When I hear men saying, ‘I don’t want droopy breasts, I think, I’m sorry, you’re not really a man. A man likes a woman as she is. You know when you meet a real man from the way he talks about a woman. You just go, ‘Wow, you’re a man.’ ”
Saldana, who currently stars in the gritty drama Out of the Furnace, seems to have found her “real man” in Italian artist Marco Perego, whom she reportedly married in London this past summer. But don’t think she’s ready to debunk those rumors now. “Never, no, never,” she says, when asked if she ever planned to speak publicly about their relationship.
She’s more open, however, about the methodology behind her bold fashion choices (she lands on our list of the top 25 best dressed stars of 2013). “I like looking strong. I don’t need someone to open the door for me. I can open a jar! For some reason, dressing very delicately brings out a fragility that compels people to help you and I don’t like it.”
With the scrutiny to be picture perfect at every turn, the fiery actress says she has learned to take the positive for what it is and leave the rest behind. “I can give two s**** about what somebody thought I looked like.”
“At the moment I conceived wearing an outfit, I had a thousand reasons. And now that it’s done, and I’m getting feedback that’s not positive, I’m going to regret it? I take responsibility for my actions, whether the outcome is positive or negative.”
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