Before Zoe Saldana was flashing a belly bump around New York City while promoting Guardians of the Galaxy, she was COMPLETELY nude forWomen's Health UK Naked issue, which launches their Women’s Health Body for Life campaign.
Strategically posing her body so not to expose everything, Saldana reveals that she's noticing her physique changing as she gets older (and pregnant?). "My body is less toned," the actress tells the publication. "I do look in the mirror and see things I don't want. My first reaction is I breathe and I think, 'I'm a woman, I'm 36, my body is changing.'"
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But what about her self image as a female A-lister in Hollywood? "I'm exactly where I want to be," Saldana discloses. "I do feel beautiful in a way that even when I was working out a whole lot, I sometimes didn't. Because there have been times that I was really slender and I didn't like that I sometimes looked a little too muscular and flat chested -- you'll never be completely happy, so at the end of the day it's like 'F**k it.' Just be happy, regardless."
In order to have this positive mindset about her body, pregnant or not, she does admit that she had to somewhat give up her athletic drive. "This past year I've had to start letting go. My body dictated it as if saying, 'Slow the f**k down!' ...And I struggle with that. I love to be an athlete," she admits. "I've learnt to listen to myself, so whenever I don't feel like doing anything that starts with 'I should' then I don't."
As for her Italian artist husband and possible father of her children, Marco Perego, "We give each other a great deal of support and love but it wasn't because we found it in each other, we came that way and then got together. That's what I love about it. I do believe whatever's meant to be will be -- but had the universe said, ‘Let’s just wait, he’s going to come into your life later,' I would've been fine on this journey I was on just knowing who the f**k I was."
Saldana may want to tone down the profanity before parenthood hits!
The Women's Health UK issue and digital edition hit stands Wednesday, July 30.