Zoë Saldaña is LATINA's May 2013 Cover Girl!

On Her Color-Blind Upbringing: “I grew up in Queens and the Dominican Republic. It wasn’t easy, s*** was going on. But the kind of world that we had indoors, that my mom created for us, makes more sense to this day than what is out there. I would come home from school and go, ‘Mami, what am I? You know, cause I’m getting all kinds of things and people are mean.’ And Mami would look at me and go, ‘You’re Zoe.’ And I’d go, ‘I know, Mami, but what am I?’ and she would look at me and say, ‘You’re my daughter, your grandma’s granddaughter, you’re Zoe.’ My mom wouldn’t go, ‘tu eres una mujer de color and always remember it, this world is going to be rough.’ My mom never f****** told us that, why would she? Why would she stop my flight before I even take off?”

On Possibly Winning an Oscar One Day: “That would be beautiful. It’s not the sole direction I’m going here and if it’s on the way, bendita la luz. That would be a blessing. But if it doesn’t happen, it’s not going to define who I am…it’s not going to define my worth.”

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