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Zoe Saldana For Flare January 2014

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Zoe Saldana was captured by James White for the cover of Flare Magazine’s January 2014 issue wearing a Jean Paul Gaultier trench, Salvatore Ferragamo top, Jason Wu skirt and hot pants, plus B Brian Atwood heels.

The ‘Nina’ star talks to the Canadian mag about her no-regrets policy about portraying Nina Simone, the challenges of male-dominated sets, the power of women today, not caring what anyone says about her, and her secret softer side.

On the power of women today: “Women aren’t wimpy. They don’t complain all the time. They can open up jars! They can fucking save the day! They can support their whole family. They can support their men. Half of my friends make more money than their male partners.”

On life lessons: “You have to learn from your experiences. I’ve been in compromising circumstances, and I wish I’d had the strength that I have now because I would have protected myself better. I would have stood up for myself better. Women are challenged every day and are sometimes encouraged to objectify themselves. And it hurts.”

On not caring what anyone says about her: “There’s nothing anybody can say or think about me that I will give a shit about. Honestly.”

On her secret soft side: “It’s so funny: the characters I played in ‘Columbiana’ and ‘Avatar’, on the surface, there’s what appears to be strength, but it’s sugar-coating an immense vulnerability. I am tough, but I’m also a very vulnerable person. I trust everyone. For many years I thought, I need to stop being this way, but no, I just need to learn from it.”

On the challenge of male-dominated sets: “You’d see all the boys together, and they’re discussing the scene and what’s going to happen. You just go, ‘yeah, but…’ and they say, ‘oh, but we already discussed that’”. In these instances, Zoe has no problem saying “‘I understand everything you’re saying, but these are the terms we agreed on, and that is why I got on a plane and came out here, and I decided to have your back, and now I don’t feel like you’re having my back. This character is invisible. She’s completely irrelevant, and she should be more. ’”

On her no-regrets policy about ‘Nina’: “At the end of the day, no matter how the movie is received, I’m not going to regret anything.”

Credit: James White for Flare

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10 Responses to Zoe Saldana For Flare January 2014

  1. Christine December 5, 2013 at 12:08 #

    Love the cover. I wished she can dressed more like this on the red carpet. I miss the fashionista Zoe.

  2. Alina December 5, 2013 at 12:25 #

    Beautiful pics!

    • dee December 5, 2013 at 14:52 #

      +1

  3. amy December 5, 2013 at 13:01 #

    that’s a good cover.

  4. kane December 5, 2013 at 14:07 #

    I like this spread, but I do have to ask: was the theme ‘do strange things with your neck’?

  5. liz December 5, 2013 at 14:31 #

    she’s flawless!!!!

    • Fiona-Brasil December 5, 2013 at 17:01 #

      +1

  6. julyol1972 December 5, 2013 at 16:30 #

    Love how her ballet training is reflected in some of these shots! Her neck is swan-like, so beautiful!

    Love, the cover and the spread! Zoe can do no wrong for me!

  7. Kathy December 5, 2013 at 22:21 #

    Flare magazine reeeeeally loves their full-body shots. This is actually better than most (see Kerry Washington, Amber Heard) but I just don’t like all the empty space, which, naturally, the editors have no choice but to compensate for with a boatload of text. The editorial is quite repetitive too. All the poses/outfits say “dancer off-duty”, which is nice, but not for every single shot.

  8. Serenity December 5, 2013 at 23:23 #

    Love this editorial.

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