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Not to be outdone by Quinto, Pine and Cumberbatch, Star Trek’s new Uhura Zoe Saldana is on the cover of a couple of new magazines including the May issue of Latina and InStyle’s annual Hair issue. In her Latina interview actress talks about how she was initially reluctant to take on the Trek role, but a Trekkie in her family helped change her mind. More details below. .
Saldana says her mom talked her into Star Trek
Zoe Saldana is gracing the cover of the May issue of Latina Magazine and in her interview she talks a little bit about Star Trek, specifically about how she was originally reluctant to take on the role of Uhura, saying:
“I was afraid…I was very concerned. I think I was just a little beside myself because after the treat and the gift of booking Avatar and being in the middle of shooting, to be able to then do another great movie with another great filmmaker back to back—I was a little overwhelmed and I thought: ‘Maybe I should just take some time off and focus and just rest?’ But my mom is a Trekkie, and my team was like, ‘Zoe, are you stupid? Don’t let fear immobilize you. This is an amazing opportunity to step into the shoes of an iconic character in an iconic series and it’s in space and you’re a sci-fi buff.’ And I was like, ‘oh my God, who am I kidding? Absolutely. I’ll totally do it.’
More from Zoe at Latina.com.
Zoe on May cover of Latina Magazine
InStyle helps you get Zoe’s look
Zoe is also on the cover of the new InStyle annual Hair issue. In the mag the actress says he is pondering just chopping off her long hair saying…
"At some point I might just want to chop it all off and go really short. I’ll just wake up in the morning and, well … you know…If I want to chop off my hair, I’ll take scissors and do one side before I even go to the hairdresser. It’s all about trusting my instincts. Plus, that way I can’t change my mind!"
If you want to match your style with Zoe’s, then InStyle has an online tool that helps you get one of Zoe’s looks.
You can watch a video of Zoe’s cover photo shoot at InStyle.com. The issue is available on newsstands and as a download on May 5th.
Zoe on special Hair issue of InStyle Magazine