Zoe Saldana: ‘I’ve let myself go, I’ve been lazy’ after getting married

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana covers the latest issue of Net-a-Porter magazine. I think she’s promoting her role in Guardians of the Galaxy. She doesn’t talk about that movie, which is a wasted opportunity. Da ladies are hot for Rocket Racoon. I’m assuming that Zoe and her ex-boyfriend, Bradley Cooper (who only did voice work for Rocket), did not cross paths on set. If they did, that would be supremely awkward. But I doubt it happened. Maybe they’ll see each other at the premieres, which would be interesting.

Zoe’s shoot is gorgeous. She wears all sorts of confections from the Oscar de la Renta, Valentino, and Thakoon. The interview isn’t as pointedly judgy as Zoe’s usual magazine jabber. Zoe talks about dumping her gym stints and raves about J.J. Abrams. Everyone loves J.J. Abrams, so that’s no surprise. Zoe also addresses her quickie marriage to Italian artist Marco Perego (they dated for five months). I’m simply grateful she didn’t talk about her jar-opening skills again. Here are some excerpts:

Her low-key wedding ceremony: “I’m not a private person, but I am discreet, so it felt right. I’m fortunate to be challenged by an artist who also pushes himself.”

On working with J.J. Abrams for the Star Trek movies: “It’s great to work with women. But it’s very awe-inspiring when you meet a man who has absolute neutrality with a woman. It’s a rarity, but to work with men that give you that respect…”

She’s not into gym culture anymore: “I’ve been an active person my whole life. The past year has been the only time in my life I haven’t been to the gym. I’ve been LAZY instead of training for something and pushing myself. Not because I am trying to be skinny. I just like to know how much endurance I have. But this past year I’ve let myself go. I’ve been eating a lot of Chinese, pasta, rice, beans…”

[From Net-a-Porter

I didn’t add the caps for “LAZY.” That’s how the word appeared in the interview. Does that quote sound weird to any of you? I don’t see a problem with eating pasta, beans, or Chinese food either. Zoe’s physique is the same in this shoot as it’s been for several years. It could be that she eats more when she works out, and maybe she’s simply reducing the quantity now that she’s not hitting the gym. That makes sense. Zoe looks lovely, and she makes a great model.

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana

Photos courtesy of Net-a-Porter

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  1. Rhea says:

    What?! She’s married, already!? I didn’t know that. Off to google, now.

  2. Felice says:

    I think she’s just naturally thin and being a dancer comes with endurance that lasts for several years.

    There are definitely celebrities that are more pretentious.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      Eh, do I think she would look better with ten pounds? Yes. But I don’t think she’s anorexic or has food issues. Some people are just thin.

      I knew this girl in high school–I can just imagine what she’s going to look like in ten, twenty years. Because she is a straight stick. And I do mean that. Her thighs are probably the same size as my arms (and her thighs still make my arms look fat), and she is LITTLE. Like five feet. She has no surplus fat ANYWHERE–she’s not even skinny fat….she’s just thin. She’s long too. So I can imagine the looks she’s going to get (because she eats like a freaking horse) when she gets older–I’d hate to be her.

      • M.A.F. says:

        Wait, she is only 5 ft? I would have pegged her for 5’7-5’9.

      • V4Real says:

        I think VC is talking about a girl from her HS. Zoe is about 5’7 or 8.

        That being said I can’t stand this woman.

      • Kroll says:

        People need to learn to relax their “hate muscles” one in awhile. She looks lovely and she has good genes that allow her to splurge on pasta, thats all.

      • AlmondJoy says:

        VC: I’m usually on board with most of your comments but im not sure about this one. I mean some people are just naturally skinny, nothing they can do about it. That goes for Zoe and the girl at your school.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        That’s what I’m saying–I think Zoe would look better with a few extra pounds, but I think that she’s pretty healthy and that this is her body type. Same with the girl from my school–but I can see that sometime in the future, people would accuse her of having an eating disorder, especially as she ages, because she’s skin and bones…..

      • V4Real says:

        @Kroll who said “People need to learn to relax their “hate muscles” one in awhile.”

        Are you the same Kroll that just provided links about how cunning Angelina Jolie is? Most of her fans would call you a hater for posting that.

  3. blue marie says:

    Get to work you cow.
    (said with extreme eye-rolling sarcasm)

    • jhava says:

      Right?! How dare she? In all seriousness though she does look like she has a lil more boobage which may be a welcome side-effect of the pasta. Although I think only like 7% of the population gains weight SPECIFICALLY in their boobs so maybe jus good push-up bra game.

  4. lucy2 says:

    This sounds like fishy for compliments, when the skinny girl whines about letting herself go and all the pasta she’s eating, so people will say oh no, you look great!

  5. Tatjana says:

    She is so beautiful. And I really like her. I’ll take someone like her over “fragile little things” any day.

  6. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Beautiful shoot.

    I find it much harder to be disciplined about eating since I’m married. It’s hard to resist something when someone else is eating it in front of you. However, she looks lovely, so it doesn’t seem to be having any ill effects.

    • Hiddles forever says:

      Same here, but I do need to exercise regularly (even though I don’t go to the gym) or I would be the same size of a spaceship. I think Zoe is naturally thin so if she enjoyed the food and didn’t need to go to the gym… good for her!! 🙂

  7. MrsBPitt says:

    Damn, I wish I could be “lazy” and still look like that…

  8. Karen says:

    I don’t get how he challenges her and ALSO she’s become incredibly lazy. Challenges her artistically…?

    I actually looked up her husband’s art a little while ago and it’s complete and utter trash.

  9. Dani2 says:

    She looks great and this is the first time that I’ve been able to read one of her interviews without her coming across as judgy. Well done, Zoe!

  10. DJ says:

    She says she’s not private, but she is discreet. Aren’t those basically the same thing? Anyway, maybe the fact that she is not private contributed to her break-up with Bradley.

  11. Nroth Wset says:

    She should stop promoting ‘Looking Anorexic’.

    • iskra says:

      to me she doesnt look anorexic. She is tall girl and naturally thin. She looks normal. Why do people brand with “anorexic” every even slightly thin person?

  12. GeeMoney says:

    I don’t believe that she exercises, and if she does, she doesn’t do any serious cardio or weight lifting… she probably does pilates and/or yoga… or just walks.

    I do know that she danced for many years, and yes, dancers are very thin, but they are also very muscular…. and, I don’t see any muscle at all on her figure. Hmmm.

    With that said… I’ve always thought that Zoe was very pretty, and it’s nice to see her career on the up. I hope that the Rosemary’s Baby remake is decent.

    PS – That husband of hers… HOT HOT HOT! Lucky girl.

  13. Kelly says:

    Wow, you heifer you!
    *rolling my eyes to the back of my head*

  14. satty says:

    is she posing with a stapler?

  15. Lucy says:

    Ok, the interview and photoshoot make me like her a bit more…

  16. Ash says:

    Still cant stand her, and she will never be a great actress, but she really is a beauty.

  17. blunt talker says:

    Everyone has their own idea what beauty is and that is their right. I don’t Her see a lot of beauty in her, but average looks you can find anywhere usa. I have a deep down feeling that she is fake and untruthful about things that are in her personal like. You will see her in about 4 or 5 movies before this year is out.(overexposure-maybe) When I look at her I see ET and Grinch.(sorry) I hope in her future interviews, she will sound more mentally sane with more consideration for other people’s feelings. Her remark about seeing into actor’s eyes their mediocre work is mean. If Meryl Streep said this, I’d believe her not Ms Zoe.