She’s covering her umpteenth September issue of a magazine. Now 33-year-old Zoe Saldana is “Black, Latina, & Fierce” on the cover of the September 2011 issue of EBONY magazine.
The star of the movie ‘Colombiana’, Zoe Saldana, is gearing up for her release later this month. And she’s covering every magazine on the stands in the meantime.
She appears almost ethereal in an Oscar de la Renta coral and metallic sheer dress with a silver sparkling oversized belt on the new EBONY mag cover. And she is discussing being Black and Latina, her brand new movie, and everything else in between.
The cover story tracks Zoe’s Puerto Rican/Dominican roots as her path to get to super stardom. And she discusses how her hardcore background parallels overcoming the hardships of black Hollywood:
“When I go after a part, [people] better watch their backs,” she says. “Not because I’m going to crush everybody, but because I’m going to give the best that I can because I strive for excellence. When you don’t get a part, it is for a reason, and these pieces will fall into place soon. … We have a Black president right now, so why the f*ck would I sit down and talk about how hard it is for Black women in Hollywood when there’s a Black president in my country?”
Not sure that we see the connection there – but we’re looking forward to seeing Zoe Saldana in ‘Colombiana’.