Zoe Saldana The Edit March 2014 – 01

Zoe Saldana Talks Secret Marriage, Playing Nina Simone in The Edit

Zoe Saldana Covers The Edit

Zoe Saldana Covers The Edit

Newlywed Zoe Saldana graces the March 13 issue of Net-A-Porter‘s The Edit, where she talks about secretly marrying her new husband Marco Perego, her controversial film role as Nina Simone and more.

Photographed by Matteo Montanari for a feature titled “The Woman Within,” the 35-year-old actress is adorned in some of the season’s most beautiful accessories selected by fashion editor Natalie Brewster.

Check out snippets from her interview and photos from her lovely photo shoot.

On secretly getting married:

“I’m not a private person, but I’m discreet, so [getting married in secret] felt right. I’m fortunate to be challenged by an artist who also pushes himself.”

Zoe Saldana wearing dress by Thakoon and bag by Proenza Schouler for The Edit photographed by Matteo Montanari

Zoe Saldana wearing dress by Thakoon and bag by Proenza Schouler for The Edit photographed by Matteo Montanari

Zoe Saldana wearing dress by Valentino, shoes by Rochas, bag by Anya Hindmarch for The Edit photographed by Matteo Montanari

Zoe Saldana wearing dress by Valentino, shoes by Rochas and bag by Anya Hindmarch for The Edit photographed by Matteo Montanari

On having ‘me’ time:

“I’ve been an active person my whole life. The past year has been the only time in my life that I haven’t been to the gym. I’ve been lazy instead of training for something and pushing myself. Not because I am trying to be skinny. I just like to know how much endurance I have. But this past year I’ve let myself go. I’ve been eating a lot of Chinese, pasta, rice, beans…”

Zoe Saldana wearing dress by Isabel Marant and bag by Dolce & Gabbana for The Edit photographed by Matteo Montanari

Zoe Saldana wearing dress by Isabel Marant and bag by Dolce & Gabbana for The Edit photographed by Matteo Montanari

Zoe Saldana wearing dress by Alexander McQueen and bag by Nina Ricci (left); dress by Alessandra Rich, shoes by Tabitha Simmons, and bag by Jil Sander (right) for The Edit photographed by Matteo Montanari

Zoe Saldana wearing dress by Alexander McQueen and bag by Nina Ricci (left); dress by Alessandra Rich, shoes by Tabitha Simmons, and bag by Jil Sander (right) for The Edit photographed by Matteo Montanari

On playing Nina Simone: 

“It was painful. It’s still hard for me to talk about it, because it’s not finished yet.”

Zoe Saldana wearing jacket, dress and boots by Oscar de la Renta, bag by Lee Savage, ring Zoe’s own for The Edit photographed by Matteo Montanari

Zoe Saldana wearing jacket, dress and boots by Oscar de la Renta and bag by Lee Savage for The Edit photographed by Matteo Montanari

Zoe Saldana wearing top by Calvin Klein Collection, skirt by Erdem, sandals by Sergio Rossi, and bag by The Row for The Edit photographed by Matteo Montanari

Zoe Saldana wearing top by Calvin Klein Collection, skirt by Erdem, sandals by Sergio Rossi and bag by The Row for The Edit photographed by Matteo Montanari

On being independent:

“I don’t care what people think. If I did, I’d be at a different place in life, but I don’t. I can’t fake it. I follow my heart or my friends’ advice. Petra Flannery, my stylist [responsible for the sheer Rodarte dress Saldana wore for last year’s Star Trek Into Darkness premiere], is paramount when it comes to my fashion radar; she pushes me to evolve.”

Zoe Saldana wearing dress by Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, sandals by Emanuel Ungaro, bag by Burberry Prorsum for The Edit photographed by Matteo Montanari

Zoe Saldana wearing dress by Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, sandals by Emanuel Ungaro and bag by Burberry Prorsum for The Edit photographed by Matteo Montanari

On further aspirations:

“I have ADD, I’m a Gemini and I get bored quickly. So my next challenge is to direct, because I’m getting tired of just being a particle in the whole telling of the story. I want to be more. I want to be there from its conception.”