Monday, April 30, 2012

Zoe Saldana on Ballet: I Was 'Dying Inside'

Zoe Saldana on Ballet: I Was 'Dying Inside'

Zoe Saldana on Ballet: I Was 'Dying Inside', Zoe Saldana says ballet is the hardest thing she has ever done in her life.The 'Star Trek' actress desperately wanted to succeed at the dancing art form but had to make the heartbreaking decision to quit in her teens after realising she just wasn't quite good enough to make it professionally.
She said: 'I had to quit ballet because it felt like a part of me was dying inside. It takes a lot of courage to face up to things you can't do because we feed ourselves so much denial.'
After quitting ballet Zoe decided to become an actress and did so with the full-support of her parents father Aridio Saldana, who is Dominican, and her mother Asalia Nazario, who is Puerto Rican.
The 33-year-old star - whose first major role was playing a headstrong ballerina in the 2000 film 'Center Stage' - said: 'In dance you use every party of your body except your voice. I wanted to start acting because I wanted to use my voice.'

Zoe believes her Latino heritage instilled in her an inner strength and a will to succeed when she started out in her career.
In an interview with Cosmopolitan For Latinas magazine, she said: 'People think of Latina women as being fiery and fierce, which is usually true.
'But I think the quality that so many Latinas possess is strength. I'm very proud to have Latin blood.'
Actress Zoe Saldana says doing ballet in her teens made her feel like dying from inside.

The actress, who then lived in her father's native Dominican Republic, as a youngster enrolled in a specialised dance school - but she quickly discovered that she loathed ballet because she hated performing in silence.
Zoe Saldana is covering Cosmopolitan Latinas and is loving the honor! It is the premiere episode of the magazine.

"People think of Latina women as being fiery and fierce, which is usually true. But I think the quality that so many Latinas possess is strength," the Avatar actress says in the magazine's premiere issue. "I'm very proud to have Latin blood."

One of the things that she touched on in the inagural issue of the magazine is being a teen dancer.

"I had to quit ballet because it felt like a part of me was dying inside. It takes a lot of courage to face up to things you can't do because we feed ourselves so much denial," she tells Cosmopolitan for Latinas. "In dance, you use every part of your body except your voice. I wanted to start acting because I wanted to use my voice."
London, April 28 - Actress Zoe Saldana says doing ballet in her teens made her feel like dying from inside.

The actress, who then lived in her father's native Dominican Republic, as a youngster enrolled in a specialised dance school - but she quickly discovered that she loathed ballet because she hated performing in silence.

"I had to quit ballet because it felt like a part of me was dying inside. It takes a lot of courage to face up to things you can't do because we feed ourselves so much denial," dailystar. co. uk quoted Saldana as saying.

Saldana believes that she discovered acting through dancing.
Dominican beauty Zoe Saldana always looks stunning and is on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine for Latinas in the US this month.

In the interview the Avatar actress, 33, tells the magazine that she counts herself as a strong and "fierce" Latina woman.

"People think of Latina women as being firey and fierce which is totally true,” she said.

"But I also think that so many Latinas possess the quality of strength. I am very proud to have Latin blood,” she added.

She also said in the interview that ballet is the hardest thing she has ever done in her life.

She desperately wanted to succeed at the dancing art form but had to make the heartbreaking decision to quit in her teens after realizing she just wasn't quite good enough to make it professionally.

She said: "I had to quit ballet because it felt like a part of me was dying inside. It takes a lot of courage to face up to things you can't do because we feed ourselves so much denial."

After quitting ballet Zoe decided to become an actress and did so with the full-support of her parents father Aridio Saldana, who is Dominican, and her mother Asalia Nazario, who is Puerto Rican.

The 33-year-old star - whose first major role was playing a headstrong ballerina in the 2000 film 'Center Stage' - said: "In dance you use every party of your body except your voice. I wanted to start acting because I wanted to use my voice."

The 'Star Trek' and 'Avatar' star said she chooses her films very carefully: “As a woman I always want to find roles that are empowering, not just soccer moms or girlfriends or victims,” she said.

'Avatar' was the highest-grossing movie of all time and Saldana is set to appear in the sequel, as well as 'The Words' with Bradley Cooper and Out of the Furnace with Christian Bale soon.


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