Zoe Saldana On Covers Of Latina & InStyle Mags – Says Mom Talked Her In To Star Trek

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.

Give yourself a Zoe makeover

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

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I need a team.

Zoe is looking good on that cover.

zoes always looking good…thanks mom n her team for helpin her decide….

If one of my kids had a Star Trek opportunity offered to them like that, I’d have nagged them to death about it until they agreed. More power to Zoe’s mum!

Yay Zoe’s mom! And good for Zoe for taking such sage Trekfan advice : )


why she’s so beautiful

She really is remarkably beautiful, and a good actress to boot.

Yeah, I’m a fan of hers. I just wish she got the Vulcan salute right in The Terminal. You’d think that Spielberg, Zoe’s mom, or even the big Trekkie himself Tom Hanks would correct her.

6. lol.

Alas, I must admit, I killed the Star Trek movie app on my phone the day the big news was a video interview with Saldana’s Oscar stylist.

I must say, that even though I am a guy, Zoe’s hair style looked good on me. I guess I could be a star too, right????

Where would we be without mums and sisters? It seems that Chris Pine was seriously encouraged by his sister as well to go for the part of Kirk.

We need to give each of these women a bouquet…

Amazing to think: Because of Zoe’s mom, Rosario Dawson didn’t get her chance to play Uhura. (A far better choice, imho.)

Then again, I’m happy to see her cameo appearance in the trailer!

I laugh at the ego on some actors.

Zoe says she had to think about accepting the part????

Uh, at the time she was not that big a deal. Still isn’t.

I’ll bet she auditioned relentlessy for the part and practically begged for consideration.

She makes it sound like the part was offered to her on a silver platter and it was hers for the taking.

Fat chance.

Although I am not crazy about her Uhura, and I have not seen her in anything else, she certainly is a relatvely “big deal,” ego notwithstanding. She seems to be a sought-after, or at least constantly working, actor in major Hollywood films. My guess is that any Actor Studio wannabe waiting tables and hustling to auditions for commercials and third-perso- from-the-left roles would disagree with the “big deal” remark. She is not Meryl Streep, Angelina Jolie, or Meg Ryan, but she probably does not need “Harry Ballz” sanction to rest easy at night (let the bad puns begin…)

I’ve always suspected that she might be a ‘Panty Girl’, ever since I became aware of her; the more I find out about this beautiful and intelligent lady, my belief that she is indeed a ‘Panty Girl’ grows ever-stronger…

#14. Harry Ballz – April 5, 2013

Wasn’t she doing a little thing called AVATAR in April of 2007 long before her Trek that, while little, many considered bigger than 09 movie?


My proof that Zoe is no big deal? How many posts are on this thread? 18, and that includes half of them debating her unimportance.

All the other threads have 60, 90, 240 posts. I rest my case.

Zoe’s star power? yawn.

@18. Harry Ballz

The number of posts is more likely related to the extent of the discussions (and ‘discussions’) over who the STID villain really is, what constitutes Star Trek, is it more suited to TV versus movies, etc

The only news in this thread is that Zoe is on the cover of a couple of fashion magazines (more power to her, and that does raise the profile of STID, by the way) and that she credits her mum with getting her to go for the part of Uhura.

There is not a lot in the article to get us rabid trekkie/trekkers up in arms and arguing – oops, discussing – Star Trek. Hence the lack of posts. Nothing to do with whether or not Zoe Saldana has star power.

#18. Harry Ballz – April 6, 2013

Sorry, Harry but using your logic Michael Giacchino is more recognizable/famous in public than Saldana and I just don’t buy that.


Disinvited, at the end of the day, I really don’t care. Saldana isn’t worth debating or discussing.

p.s. I always appreciate your input, though. :>)

Every actor, no matter how small time, has to consider the positive or negative impact that taking any part will have on their career. Some actors are afraid of being typecast if they enter into a widely recognized franchise.

She does not have an ego, she has the same common sense that any actor does. It takes some longer to decide on a part than others. That is their prerogative.

In short, Harry, you have little idea what you’re talking about.

So did Chris Pine have to be encouraged to audition for the part of Kirk. His reasons were explained on another thread.

2009 was a good year for her, Trek and Avatar gave her enough higher profile work to keep her busy. She’s a secondary character in Trek, I’d not expect to see any more or less comments about her then I would if the fashion mags focused on Chris Pine or any other the other ladies or secondary characters in Trek…

Very intelligent woman. Too bad she’s been used as just a pretty face, as always in Hollywood. In Trek she does a bit more, but just a bit.

Wow, that hair looks great on her.

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