31.05.11 Magazines

Zoe Saldana For Prestige Magazine

Zoe Saldana graces the Hong Kong edition of Prestige Magazine, wearing one of the stunning Elie Saab Spring 2011 Couture gowns I had hoped to see during Cannes Film Festival.

The rest of the photoshoot, which was captured by John Russo, sees the actress wearing Burberry Prorsum and Versace.

In her interview she talks about her upcoming movie “Columbiana” which is a movie about an assassin hellbent on avenging the murder if her parents when she was a child, and taking on directing roles.

Here are some extracts.

On why she decided to work on Columbiana: The opportunity to work with [producer/screenwriter] Luc Besson, another filmmaker I completely respect, and who’s known for writing great roles for women. And I was excited about working with an international cast and crew. And even though it’s a typical story of revenge, it’s a story told through the eyes of a woman who was hurt when she was a little girl and who grows up wanting justice for what was done to her. I felt touched by that.

On filming in Paris: If I could do a movie in Paris every year, I’d be the happiest camper. It’s such a beautiful city, especially in the summer.

On what she looks for in a movie role: In the past I’ve played supporting roles, the love interest, the chick in the flick. I’m not degrading that. But it just doesn’t fulfil me as much as when I get to play someone who represents me as entirely as can be.

On taking on directing roles: I’m working with my sister directing episodes for a pilot with Vin Diesel called The Ropes, about the lives of bouncers. We’re so psyched. I had the most amazing first day of shooting. I was on the set for 12 hours, went to bed at two am, was up again at 7.30, my energy and brain completely alert. I can’t wait to get back on set. After one day on set, I’m feeling the itch. I’m also directing a video short for Glamour magazine. And I’m in talks to possibly direct a film in Montreal, but I don’t want to say too much about that until it actually happens. Anything can change in this business.

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36 Responses to Zoe Saldana For Prestige Magazine

  1. Hadarah June 2, 2011 at 09:52 #

    Elie Saab is fast becoming one of my favorite designers.

  2. ahot June 1, 2011 at 23:30 #

    Sight… Gorgeous. Wished she wore them all on the redcarpet. Elie Saab was everywhere but not everyone does justice to his designs. She does. That yellow one!…

  3. Lucía June 1, 2011 at 11:43 #

    She looks gorgeous. SO beautiful. I love every dress she is wearing

  4. Saara June 1, 2011 at 08:08 #

    Beautiful! My favourite pictures are the one with the chess board and the one where she’s looking in the mirror. Oh, and the laugh.

  5. B June 1, 2011 at 01:29 #

    Love the cover so fresh and spring-esq.

  6. carmen sandiego June 1, 2011 at 00:56 #

    For some reason, I see her in that dress and think it the perfect wedding dress. I know that’s left field, but it is gorgeous. A perfect moment, and what better time to have it than a wedding.

  7. Bec May 31, 2011 at 23:30 #

    arrrgh I’ve never seen someone who can work the hell out of every single look they wear!!! She is so stunning. Zoe and Elie Saab are a match made in heaven!!

    I’m still longing for her to wear the long sleeved green Pucci dress from earlier this year!!

  8. Tania May 31, 2011 at 21:55 #


  9. Jennifer May 31, 2011 at 18:08 #

    Oh she’s so like a young Thandie Newton it’s incredible. And who wouldn’t want two Thandie’s in the world? Great drive too.

    • ahot June 1, 2011 at 23:28 #

      second that!

  10. Susanna May 31, 2011 at 16:56 #

    The first dress has to be Best Dress of the Year. Beautiful, beautiful dresses.

  11. Alina May 31, 2011 at 16:52 #

    She should wear Elie Saab more often.

  12. mol May 31, 2011 at 16:52 #

    Beautiful and clearly ambitious too, a nice combo!

    • Fashion Critic May 31, 2011 at 16:58 #

      I agree. I was starting to worry she would become one of those red carpet stars who live off the success of one movie but there is more to her than that which is why I adore her,

      • mol May 31, 2011 at 18:24 #

        Me too, I look forward to seeing what she does next….I also love the amount of energy she seems to have and how hard she works, I think that’s a big part of what pushes one ahead, that and good ideas – see that in you too, such a good thing!

  13. Bonnie May 31, 2011 at 16:34 #

    Zoe is the girl of the moment,she exudes class,beauty and talent.Such a great editorial.

  14. Verena May 31, 2011 at 16:11 #

    Does anyone else think she looks a bit like Vanessa Hudgens when her hair is up?

    • Clover June 1, 2011 at 00:56 #

      Yep, you nailed it.

    • Hadarah June 2, 2011 at 09:51 #

      Haha. Yup!

  15. la-karenina May 31, 2011 at 16:04 #

    Wow, she’s stunning!!!

  16. nina May 31, 2011 at 15:31 #

    Beautiful editorial, all dresses are amazing.She looks gorgeous.

  17. dee May 31, 2011 at 14:58 #

    She looks beautiful in every photo. What a great photoshoot and the gowns look absolutely stunning on her.

  18. Moxie May 31, 2011 at 14:48 #

    The Elie Saab is amazing. Wish she’d worn it on the red carpet. I would love to see the front of the blue dress. The back is gorgeous.

  19. CreoleLady May 31, 2011 at 14:41 #

    Why why why WHY with spring 2011 looks like the cover Saab are we seeing so many fall looks right now?!!? This editorial features some truly lovely dresses. Beautiful.

  20. Simon May 31, 2011 at 14:13 #

    oh seeing this on the red carpet would’ve been PERFECT…. 🙁 SHE IS STUNNING !

  21. A May 31, 2011 at 13:49 #

    OMG that Elie Saab is breath taking! I’ve always though Zoe was a pretty face not anything special. But in the pictures of her looking at herself in the mirror, and laughing she looks absolutely beautiful.

  22. Giuseppi Giraffe May 31, 2011 at 13:41 #


  23. Lee Ann May 31, 2011 at 13:37 #

    I cannot believe that dress did not get worn. Stunning.

  24. Pablo May 31, 2011 at 13:33 #

    Amazingly beautiful! Fingers crossed that after seeing this result, she decides to wear Elie Saab and Versace more often on the red carpet! Seriously… so graceful Zoe!

  25. sam May 31, 2011 at 13:18 #

    AMAZING! She looks so fantastic.

  26. Mar May 31, 2011 at 13:17 #

    She looks delightful! All the dresses she wears are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

  27. mm May 31, 2011 at 13:15 #

    Very beautiful editorial

  28. Ayesha May 31, 2011 at 13:11 #

    wow!love these amazing photos,zoe is as classy and fabulous as always!

    • bibi June 2, 2011 at 13:01 #


  29. Francesca May 31, 2011 at 13:05 #

    Can you ID the blue dress?

    • gragriP. May 31, 2011 at 15:14 #

      I think that dress in an Elie Saab

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