Star Trek: Into Darkness star Zoe Saldana recently raised a few eyebrows when she told Allure magazine that she “might end up with a woman” after breaking up with Bradley Cooper.
The comment struck some people as a bit odd, as Saldana had previously told InStyle that she “worshiped” men and considered them “Adonises.” The 34-year-old chalked her possible decision to raise children with another woman up to how “androgynous” she is.
During a recent interview with BET, Smriti Mundhra told Saldana that some people took her comment as her coming as bisexual or a lesbian.
“It’s the saddest situation … It is almost impossible for us to get through one conversation with somebody at a cashier without having to go, ‘Oh is she Mexican? Oh is she gay? Or what kind of car does she drive? Or is she illegal or something,” Saldana said. “There are so much more things that are important besides stereotyping ourselves and limiting ourselves just by putting ourselves in little boxes.”
Saldana went on to say that she is going to “admire and love beauty whether it comes in the form of a masculine essence or in the form of a feminine essence. Beauty is just beauty.” She also said that she has known her life “to be with men,” but if she suddenly decided that she wanted to be with a woman, she would go ahead and do it.
“And I know that I’m going to be supported by the creatures that have raised me and loved me,” she ended.
Singer Ke$ha made a similar comment about her sexuality earlier this year, saying, “I don’t love just men. I love people. It’s not about a gender. It’s just about the spirit that exudes from that other person you’re with.” Ke$ha, like Saldana, also said that she doesn’t like labels like gay or straight.
You can watch Zoe Saldana’s interview with Smriti Mundhra below.
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