Zoe Saldana returns to the big screen this weekend in the butt-kicking revenge action thriller “Colombiana,” and the 33-year-old said she loves being to take on roles traditionally reserved for the boys.
“I feel very privileged that because of my athletic background that I’m able to do roles that are physically demanding,” Zoe told Kit Hoover and guest co-host Arsenio Hall on Friday’s Access Hollywood Live about her new movie.
“It is an empowering when a woman can play a role that is predominately males that play it. It is a genre that is very geared towards males,” she continued. “And when a woman can do it and get away with it, and you don’t compromise the violence that a film about revenge would entail, it’s just sexy and edgy and has all heart, so I’m really proud of the movie.”
The actress, who announced her engagement to longtime boyfriend Keith in June 2010, told Kit and Arsenio that they’ve followed their own relationship path over the years.
“He’s been my little partner in crime since I was 21, so we’ve been together a very long time. We’ve managed to do things our way,” she explained. “You have to follow your own pace.”
When Kit asked if children were in the couple’s future, Zoe said her family would love to see some little ones.
“They just want babies, ‘Babies, please babies!” she said, explaining that once she starts having children she’s not sure how many they’ll have. “Are you kidding me, once we start, it’s like baking cupcakes, you’ll never stop.”
As for when she and Keith plan to expand their brood, the action star stayed mum on the details.
“I see myself healthy and happy,” Zoe said with a smile. “I’m very Latin, I’m very superstitious.”
“Colombiana” with Michael Vartan is now in theaters.
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