Zoe Saldana Elle Women in Hollywood 2014 – Cover 2

Zoe Saldana Covers Elle Magazine’s “Women in Hollywood” Issue

Zoe Saldana Covers Elle Women in Hollywood 2014

Zoe Saldana Covers Elle Women in Hollywood 2014

A very pregnant Zoe Saldana graces Elle Magazine‘s annual “Women in Hollywood” issue, which also profiles Tina Fey, Elizabeth Banks, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Jessica Lange, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Brie Larson.

Zoe Saldana for Elle Women in Hollywood 2014 photographed by Paola Kudacki

Zoe Saldana for Elle Women in Hollywood 2014 photographed by Paola Kudacki

For the Paola Kudacki-photo shoot, Zoe is styled in a feathery, short Lanvin dress (cover) and a flowing Calvin Klein Collection gown with David Yurman bracelet. Zoe and her husband Marco Perego are expecting twin boys.

Take a look at some interview excerpts and grab the issue when it hits newsstands on October 21st.

On reluctancy to play Nina Simone in the upcoming controversial biopic:

“I actually encouraged Cynthia to cast someone else. But she came to me and said that everybody was afraid, and I thought, ‘Shit, then how can we complain that there aren’t enough films about African-American iconic figures?’”

On if she always knew she’d make it:

“That’s how those seven years my sisters and I spent on a bohemian island played very well. We’re not American in terms of feeding into that machine that you have to be somebody. We were somebody the moment we were born.”