Actress Zoe Saldana covers C Magazine and reveals the secret to balancing motherhood and career.
“My career and the kids really all happened together at the same time,” the Guardians of the Galaxy star told the publication. “You can’t expect your career to be super high all the time, and you can’t say no when opportunities like this come along. But I find myself really looking forward to downtime.”
Meanwhile, the 38-year-old mother of twins, Cy and Bowie, 3, explained how life is “always a mix.”
“There’s a fear of missing out, a certain level of anxiety and a desire to create,” she explained, adding, “I like to be artistic in everything I do. I want to go big or go home.”
But, she’s not alone. In fact, she’s got a lot of great people in her corner, including hubby, Marco Perego. “I have a lot of great people helping me raise my children, and also a partner in life,” she said.
“I thought that mothers were the ones who really felt the separation from their kids,” the spokesperson for L’Oréal Paris continued. “But I’ve seen the pain in a father’s eyes when they’ve been away. It is universal for parents, not just for women.”
As for her number one rule, Saldana revealed she feels “a responsibility to show up. You can’t think twice about it. And in that way, I’m really leaning in.”
Saldana, who is currently filming Avengers: Infinity War, also revealed what it’s like to portray an out of this world superhero: “I’m such a physical person, so I tend to get these more physically demanding parts. But you still have to put your mind and your heart into that character. You need to understand their issues and root for them. You can’t be afraid to go to that scary place.”