In a new Gotham Magazine issue, actress Zoe Saldana is interviewed by Zachary Quinto (who co-starred with her in Star Trek). She talks about fashion, her style inspirations, as well as what her most profound roles in her career have been so far.
When she’s asked about designers she loves, she says, “The designers that I love? Chanel, Gucci, Versace, Halston, Balmain, Ralph Lauren, Alaïa, [she says in her voluptuous Dominican/Puerto Rican Spanish accent]. See, I can’t even say it in English because I am literally saying it the way my grandmother says it, the way my mother says it. My entire sense of fashion is shaped by my family, especially my grandmother, and knowing whom she would think about. And that’s my education, my relationship with fashion is truly inherited.”
She also talks about her ‘contemporaries’, saying, “Sienna Miller, Julianne Moore, these kind of effortless beauties. Diane Kruger. I just love looking at their styles and feeling inspired by their choices.”
When asked about what she feels are the three most profound roles of her career, she says, “Definitely Center Stage because it was the first. Haven because it woke me up to the craft of acting. When I was younger it kept hitting me in phases, and I kept growing and learning so much. By the time I made that movie, I felt like I was really beginning to understand acting as a vocation, and I could sense the impact that had on my process. From there, Avatar for sure; it was a gift to get to play a character like that, to get to play like that in general.”