The actress covers Net-a-Porter's latest issue of The Edit, where she says that after six years of playing a badass on the big screen, she needed a break from working out. "I've been an active person my whole life," the Guardians of the Galaxy star explains. "The past year has been the only time in my life that I haven't been to the gym. I've been lazy instead of training for something and pushing myself."
Saldana was never "trying to be skinny." Instead, she says, "I just like to know how much endurance I have. But this past year I've let myself go. I've been eating a lot of Chinese, pasta, rice, beans..."
There's another reason Saldana has been throwing caution to the wind when it comes to her food intake: she's madly in love with Marco Perego, with whom she secretly tied the knot last summer. "I'm not a private person, but I am discreet, so it felt right," the actress says of marrying the Italian artist.
Aside from cooking, Perego is aso passionate about playing soccer, something his wife appreciates. "I'm fortunate to be challenged by an artist who also pushes himself," the Blood Ties star tells the mag.
If all goes according to plan, Saldana won't have to worry about how she looks on camera ever again. "I have ADD, I'm a Gemini and I get bored quickly," explains the star, who next appears in the NBC miniseries Rosemary's Baby. "So my next challenge is to direct, because I'm getting tired of just being a particle in the whole telling of the story. I want to be more. I want to be there from its conception."