Zoe Saldana fears missing out on family time while making movies

29th May 17 | Entertainment News

Actress Zoe Saldana goes to a "scary place" when taking on a superhero character.

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana fears missing out on family time when she's making movies.

The actress has won acclaim for roles as Nyota Uhura in Star Trek and Neytiri in James Cameron's 2009 blockbuster Avatar, and juggles her film commitments with spending time with her artist husband Marco Perego and their two-year-old twin sons Bowie and Cy, as well as new baby Zen.

Speaking about her busy personal and professional lives, Zoe admits balancing the two roles can be difficult.

"The life of an actor is always a mix: There's a fear of missing out, a certain level of anxiety and a desire to create," she told C Magazine. "I like to be artistic in everything I do."

The 38-year-old also adds that her landing of big roles has come as she has entered motherhood, which has proved to be a challenge at times. While the star will be committed to filming new instalments in the Avatar franchise over the next couple of years, she also craves the routine that family life allows.

"My career and the kids really all happened together at the same time. 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," she said.

Meanwhile, Zoe is currently filming Avengers: Infinity War. She reprises her role as Gamora from the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise in the flick, and still finds playing a superhero to be quite the thrill.

"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," she mused.

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