It's true: Zoe Saldana's babies will be bilingual!
The Guardians of the Galaxy star covers Cosmopolitan for Latinas' September 2014 issue. In the profile, she shares how she'll raise her twins with her Italian husband, Marco Perego. "Of course [our kids] will speak the languages that we speak; my sisters and I grew up learning French and speaking English and Spanish, and because of that, we're able to understand Italian and Portuguese," she says. "But I'm going to have to make a conscious effort to speak Spanish to my children, because I speak Spanglish."
Saldana has long embraced her Latina heritage, and motherhood and marriage won't change that. "It's one of the biggest factors about me: the fire, the passion, the 'in your face' quality," she explains. "I'm not going to say, 'Whatever you want, whatever you say.' I'll say, 'You know what I think? I feel this.'"
Perhaps that's part of the reason why Perego loves his wife so fiercely. What makes Saldana, 36, tick? According to the Avatar actress, she gets turned on by a man "who has a natural respect for women." Plus, she says, "I don't want a man who worships me: Stay away from those. Worshipping doesn't count as really seeing me. I like men who work with women, are challenged by women, learn from women."
As this is Cosmopolitan for Latinas, Saldana reveals her top tip for a good sex life: "being uninhibited."
What does she mean? "I'm not talking about bringing in a third person or watching porn all night. That's what leads people to believe they are amazing in bed when they're the worst ever. Pornography is not sex education—it's the opposite!" Saldana says. "Don't allow insecurities to close you off. Be creative."