Zoe Saldana Marie Claire August 2014 by Boe Marion – 05

Zoe Saldana Shares Desire to Play Nefertiti, Cleopatra or Queen of Sheba in Marie Claire

Zoe Saldana wearing Prada Fall 2014 Collection for Marie Claire August 2014 photographed by Boe Marion

Zoe Saldana wearing Prada Fall 2014 Collection for Marie Claire August 2014 photographed by Boe Marion

Guardians of the Galaxy star Zoe Saldana covers the August 2014 issue of Marie Claire, where she speaks on lessons she’s learned from love, her dream acting roles, and more.

For the Boe Marion-lensed photo shoot, the 36-year-old Dominican/Puerto Rican actress goes casual in denim looks and glam in selections from brands such as Prada.

Check out a few shots and interview snippets below, and see Guardians of the Galaxy in theaters starting August 1st.

Zoe Saldana covers Marie Claire August 2014 photographed by Boe Marion

Zoe Saldana covers Marie Claire August 2014 photographed by Boe Marion

On her relationship with husband Marco Perego:

“I don’t do the ABCs. I do what my heart says, what my heart feels. So from the moment I met my husband, we were together. We knew.”

On the biggest thing she’s learned about relationships:

“Not to settle. If you’re not happy with a person, leave. And wait until you find that one person who makes you feel good about yourself every single day and is not expecting you to change, but to grow.”

On disrespect:

“I have been in relationships where a man has disrespected me, and I don’t need to be friends with that man anymore. I don’t want to be the one going, ‘I’m cool, because I’m friends with all my exes.’ There’s a reason why you’re called an ex. I crossed you off my list. Moving on. You cross a line, you need to know that you’re going to walk this earth knowing that there’s an individual who has no respect for you.”

On dream roles:

“I would love to play Nefertiti or Cleopatra or the Queen of Sheba. We preserve more male history than we do female. We have to preserve it. No more complaining. We have to do it.”

On growing up in Dominican Republic:

“I had many female bullies growing up who wanted us to be submissive and to follow and to kiss ass, and that’s the last thing any Saldana will ever do, honestly.”

Zoe Saldana for Marie Claire August 2014 photographed by Boe Marion

Zoe Saldana for Marie Claire August 2014 photographed by Boe Marion

Zoe Saldana for Marie Claire August 2014 photographed by Boe Marion

Zoe Saldana for Marie Claire August 2014 photographed by Boe Marion

Zoe Saldana for Marie Claire August 2014 photographed by Boe Marion

Zoe Saldana for Marie Claire August 2014 photographed by Boe Marion

Zoe Saldana for Marie Claire August 2014 photographed by Boe Marion

Zoe Saldana for Marie Claire August 2014 photographed by Boe Marion

Zoe Saldana wearing Prada Fall 2014 Collection for Marie Claire August 2014 photographed by Boe Marion

Zoe Saldana wearing Prada Fall 2014 Collection for Marie Claire August 2014 photographed by Boe Marion

Zoe Saldana for Marie Claire August 2014 photographed by Boe Marion

Zoe Saldana for Marie Claire August 2014 photographed by Boe Marion

Zoe Saldana for Marie Claire August 2014 photographed by Boe Marion

Zoe Saldana for Marie Claire August 2014 photographed by Boe Marion

Zoe Saldana for Marie Claire August 2014 photographed by Boe Marion

Zoe Saldana for Marie Claire August 2014 photographed by Boe Marion

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