ZOE Saldana thinks she has learnt a lesson from being married and having twin sons after being such a fiercely independent woman for so long.
The Infinity Polar Bear star â€“ who has five-month-old twin sons Cy and Bowie with her artist husband Marco Perego â€“ thinks it is ironic that she lives in a house full of men because she grew up surrounded by women and was raised to never rely on guys.
She said: “I call it absolute irony and I call it a purpose. It was meant to be that way. There’s a lesson that the universe needs me to learn. It’s not like I’ve had issues with men; I’ve always just been independent to a fault. I’ve always believed it’s my birthright to behave as an equal on this earth and to be entitled to everything and anything. That said, I’ve had my experience of heartbreaks when it comes to choosing partners who wanted to be equals but didn’t have the ability to actually reciprocate the respect.”
While Zoe loves having a supportive husband, the Avatar star thinks there is still a lot of gender inequality in Hollywood, which is why she decided to launch her own production company with her sisters.
Speaking to the July issue of InStyle magazine, she said: “For every five opportunities a man has, a woman has only one. Let’s create our own opportunities.’ What if we don’t have to compete with each other.” â€“ Bang Media