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"Colombiana" Star Zoe Saldana Opens Up About Breaking Down

by Emmanuel Akitobi
August 12, 2011 1:17 AM
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As we await the August 26th opening of Zoe Saldana's highly-anticipated star turn in the action film Colombiana, Saldana has been out and about, steadily promoting herself and the film.

Two of her more revealing recent interviews, one each to Flaunt and Latina magazines, as reported by the Dailymail.co.uk, have been creating just the type of buzz needed to keep Colombiana in the front of the minds of potential ticket-buyers. In addition to seeing her grace both covers, readers learn, directly from the beautiful star herself, the exact price of fame and A-list status in Hollywood.

Saldana explained to Latina magazine that following the success she experienced in 2009, the year she starred in both Star Trek and Avatar, she suffered a mental breakdown. She said "the stress of working and promoting the film took such a toll that she lost control in a hotel room while getting ready to film another movie." That movie was Colombiana.

Saldana told Latina, "I was in Paris training for Colombiana, sitting in my hotel room, and I couldn’t stop crying. I couldn't stay awake. I must have slept for an entire month."

In her interview with Flaunt magazine, Saldana revealed, "I work in a business where our sole purpose is to entertain. You’re elevated into a position that you become fantasised about. It still blows my mind the whole concept of celebrity, you know? How people just go bananas when they see an actor, just walking down the street or whatever."

But Saldana is not taking her successes for granted. She went on to say, "I just want the best filmmakers in the world to tell me, 'You're good, kid, you're legit.' The recognition will never get old, and I'll never get accustomed to it. I don't ever want to, because that will mean I'm taking it for granted. That's why I work, not for the luxuries or the awards."

Check out the rest of the Daily Mail's stories on Zoe Sladana HERE and HERE.

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7 Comments

  • rae | August 13, 2011 9:03 AMReply

    age has nothin to do with what ever u do in life she pretty young enough

  • Sarah | August 12, 2011 8:22 AMReply

    Isn't she a little old to be doing that Flaunt post? That looks like something more for the Emma Stone age group.

  • Tamara | August 12, 2011 7:43 AMReply

    @Monique, I have some...thoughts on her acting, too. lol. and she's taken so many gorgeous photos, I don't readily recall Dalmatians. I'll have to Google and see.

  • JMac | August 12, 2011 7:03 AMReply

    She's on the cover of Ebony this month looking all sweet and sassy and "It Girl"-like. Making the rounds - not mad at her.

  • Orville | August 12, 2011 6:24 AMReply

    Well it seems like Hollywood has decided to elevate Zoe Saldana to the A list her film budget is $40 million so that a decent size budget. I do want to see the film and I hope it is a success. If Zoe is successful maybe this can the open the door for other young women of colour in Hollywood?

  • Monique | August 12, 2011 3:04 AMReply

    I know I've made my comments about Zoe's acting in the past but I do wish her well, life can sometimes get the best of THE BEST of us. I'm glad she made it through and went on to finish Columbiana, which looks like it will be really good!

    @Tamara, yeah the flaunt cover is nice. My favorite photo of her is still the one with her and the dress with the dalmations (they were dalmations, right?). I think it's such a elegant and striking photo.

  • Tamara | August 12, 2011 1:33 AMReply

    Bend don't break.

    I like the FLAUNT cover.

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