Guardians of the Galaxy star Zoe Saldana stripped down (before her pregnancy) and posed for Women’s Health UK‘s “Naked Issue.”
In the mag, she opens up about her body issues, finding love, and her journey to figure out ‘who the f*ck’ she is.
Check out a few excerpts:
On coming into her own and trust issues:
‘I’ve learnt to listen to myself, so whenever I don’t feel like doing anything that starts with ‘I should’ then I don’t.”
On her body image:
“I’m exactly where I want to be. I do feel beautiful in a way that even when I was working out a whole lot, I sometimes didn’t.
‘Because there have been times that I was really slender and I didn’t like that I sometimes looked a little too muscular and flat chested – you’ll never be completely happy, so at the end of the day it’s like “F**k it. Just be happy, regardless.”
On listening to nature:
This past year I’ve had to start letting go. My body dictated it as if saying, ‘Slow the f**k down!’ … And I struggle with that. I love to be an athlete.’ ‘My body is less toned. I do look in the mirror and see things I don’t want. My first reaction is I breathe and I think, ‘I’m a woman, I’m 36, my body is changing.’’
On husband Marco Perego:
We give each other a great deal of support and love but it wasn’t because we found it in each other, we came that way and then got together. That’s what I love about it. I do believe whatever’s meant to be will be – but had the universe said, ‘Let’s just wait, he’s going to come into your life later,’ I would’ve been fine on this journey I was on just knowing who the f**k I was.”
Guardians of the Galaxy opens this weekend. Will you be seeing it?
[via The YBF]