On the cover Saldana embraces her baby bump filled with not one but two bundles of joy in a stunning black, feathered-cocktail dress by Lanvin. Aside from scoring some sweet pregnancy pics from renowned photographer Paola Kudacki, Elle sat with Saldana to discuss her career and highly anticipated role as Nina Simone. When it came to a question regarding possible reluctancy on playing the legendary songstress in the upcoming biopic she dished, “I actually encouraged Cynthia to cast someone else. But she came to me and said that everybody was afraid, and I thought, ‘Shit, then how can we complain that there aren’t enough films about African-American iconic figures?’”
Having already proven herself to be a well versed, Hollywood A-list actress we’re sure that Saldana will do justice and then some to the extraordinary legacy that is Nina Simone. Vixens, continue clicking to check out photos from Zoe Saldana’s Women in Hollywood Issue.
Photo Credit(s): Elle Magzine