May 28 2024

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Saldana: Balancing Work And Motherhood

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Zoë Saldana will soon be a mother, and the actress spoke about how she intends to balance her work in Avatar 2 and Star Trek 3 with being a new mom.

The actress is due in January 2015.

Saldana isn’t worried about balancing work and her personal life. “I know that we will work everything out,” she said. “I have to say, I’m very lucky. The great thing is that all the producers and creators involved in the projects that I’ve done—Avatar, Star Trek, and Guardians — they’re very good people. So they’ve been very understanding, especially with what’s happening in my personal life. I’ve gotten nothing but support. To know that we are getting to that place where women can have that support from male driven workforces is — I have to say, it’s very inspiring.”

It’s not like a lack of support would stop Saldana though, from doing what she needs to do. “And also, they don’t have a choice! I’m not going to rip my child off my tit to go work. And if I do that, then maybe you shouldn’t hire me because I am willing to sell anything. It’s nature! Like, you just cannot do it. What kind of mother would I be? There’s no choice. It’s like, ‘What, you want me to leave my newborn so that I can work sixteen hours on your set? He’s only a month old, are you out of your mind?”

The rumor mill has it that Saldana and husband Marco Perego are expected twin boys.

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