Zoe Saldana Talks About the Loss of Her Father, Starting Her Own Family and the Controversy Surrounding Her Nina Simone Biopic in an Interview with Extra's Maria Menounos

Zoe Saldana made an appearance on Maria Menounos' new online talk show, Conversations with Maria on Wednesday. In her appearance, Saldana talked about the loss of her father, starting her own family and the controversy surrounding her Nina Simone biopic.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 23, 2013

(conversationswithmaria.com)-- Zoe Saldana made an appearance on Maria Menounos' new online talk show, Conversations with Maria on Wednesday. In her appearance, Saldana talked about the loss of her father, starting her own family and the controversy surrounding her Nina Simone biopic.

Zoe on why she thinks Britney Spears stands out from other pop stars:

Zoe says, “[Britney Spears] has a good heart. She doesn't talk bad about people. You can look back at any interview she's done and she never spent one second talking someone down to make herself look better.”

Zoe on the loss of her father:

“I'm going to be 35 in a month and I was 10 [when my father passed away]. It's been what, 25 years since I've said the word 'Dad,'” says Zoe. The actress got emotional recounting memories of her father and family together. She recalls, “My mom never concealed her sadness [about the loss]. Whenever she heard a song that reminded her of my dad. She would just start crying and it was very beautiful.”

Zoe on freezing her eggs, motherhood and aging:

Zoe says, “I am going to [freeze my eggs] because I'm not going to let anybody dictate how, what is considered a 'fruitful' time for me to be a mother and I don't want to have anybody, especially not a man, telling me when my expiration date is coming...men at 50, they're fabulous and at 50, we're so not sexy? Give me a f**king break!”

Zoe on the Nina Simone Biopic Controversy:

“When it comes to race, it's delicate because I don't know how to go into it. Because I wasn't raised in an environment where I labeled things and labeled people...to have to be in the epicenter of a race conversation is very difficult for me, because it's kind of unnatural,” says Zoe.

Links to Zoe Saldana's full appearance can be found on YouTube and iTunes.

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cwmm-zoe-saldana/id600107405?i=159444706&mt=2

YouTube: http://youtu.be/WpcTAEVVIx8

Conversations with Maria Menounos is a one-on-one interview series featuring Extra Host Maria Menounos engaging stars and social influencers in Charlie Rose style interviews for the web. Guests from all facets of the entertainment industry discuss their journeys, passions, inspirations and ambitions with Maria in a relaxed, long form setting. From becoming the youngest person to host and report for Entertainment Tonight, The TODAY Show and NBC Nightly News to becoming the only reporter to interview the entire Obama family together (an event ABC News heralded as one of the defining moments leading to his historic 2008 victory), there is no host more suited than Menounos. In 2011, she launched online broadcast network, AfterBuzzTV.com, which plays to weekly audience of 20 million people from over 75 countries and in 2013, she launched her latest online venture, Conversations.

Produced by Underman/Omegagirl Productions in partnership with Telepictures, portions of Conversations with Maria Menounos will be featured on Extra. Long form interviews are available on iTunes.com, extraTV.com and on all mobile platforms. For further information about the show, visit conversationswithmaria.com.


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