Zoe Saldana Speaks On Having A Mental Breakdown And Swirling For 12 Years In Latina Magazine

- By Bossip Staff

Zoe Saldana is featured on the cover of Latina magazine’s Sepetember 2011 issue where she discusses her life after Avatar and having a mental breakdown:

On dealing with her newfound fame: “The year after Avatar was just emotionally overwhelming. I was traveling all over the world, waking up in different time zones. Your body gets exhausted, and by the end of the year I just collapsed.”

On coming close to a total breakdown: “I was in Paris training for Colombiana, sitting in my hotel room, and I couldn’t stop crying. I couldn’t stay awake. I must have slept for an entire month. It took me the rest of the year, even as I was working and shooting Colombiana, to pick myself up. Thank God my family was there.”

On the post-Avatar effect: “I just want the best filmmakers in the world to tell me, ‘You’re good, kid, you’re legit.’ The recognition will never get old, and I’ll never get accustomed to it. I don’t ever want to, because that will mean I’m taking it for granted. That’s why I work, not for the luxuries or the awards.”

On the simple joys of life: “I just stay at home and do absolutely nothing. When I was younger, that would have made me feel like such a failure. Now that I’m older, I know what it means to shut down. I don’t shower if I don’t want to. I don’t answer e-mails. It’s a healthy way of being selfish. You know you’re old when gardening, the Food Network and voice notes from your nieces and nephews blow your mind.”

On her small circle of friends: “If you surround yourself with good people, if you’re having a bad day – which everyone does – they will protect you, and it will never reach any kind of surface. But if you surround yourself with people who don’t really love you and care for you, they’ll be the first ones to expose you. That’s dangerous.”

On the key to her 12-year relationship with actor Keith Britton: “I think the only reason we’ve made it this long is because we don’t listen to anybody but ourselves. We’ve still managed to sustain a relationship in a world where half of the people we know are divorcing or going through problems. It’s like that song we both love by Frank Sinatra – we did it our way!”

Via Latina

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Comments

  • http://www.bossip.com umm really

    She slept for a month…. Umm sounds like she pops pills…

  • Blatina

    Do u honestly think a woman as pretty as her would be interested in a ugly black man!

  • Kim

    She’s actually not that pretty, have you seen her nose? Her head is tilted back thats why it looks normal,and had a great make-up artist. She’s certainly not ugly though. But yes beautiful women with money most of the time are allergic to black men, what can a black men offer a women other than a diseased d!ck?

  • nope

    Last time I checked she was afro-latina so stfu with ur racist comments on black men. Latin obviously aren’t good enough either thus, her going to a greengo** stupido! Ja ja ja

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