That ‘Mom’s the boss’ thing is not going to happen in our family says Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana, mom of three boys says Gender Equality is a must in her home. While her boys keep her on her toes, she refuses to fall into traditional roles that wives and mothers are often told they should have in the household.

Gender-equality is in full effect in the Zoe Saldana’s home: “That ‘Mom’s the boss’ thing is not going to happen in our family, because that means he’s the fun one, the good guy, while I’m the disciplinarian.”

“I don’t want my kids to look at women like, ‘Oh, god, they are so annoying! They always come with structure.’”

Zoe Saldana wants her boys to see women as equals when it comes to strength, intellect and other qualities. It’s no surprise she recently teamed up with her Marvel cast mates Scarlett Johansson, Tessa Thompson and Brie Larson and got the idea for a superhero movie with an all-female cast.

Zoe Saldana with her family

Zoe Saldana says there’s real power that comes with women standing together: “The energy came from connecting with each other, from being fearless and saying, ‘You know, we are going to talk about what we truly feel,’ versus just staring each other down like we have always been encouraged to do as women.”

“And it is important that we have an all-female movie. Our girls need it. Our boys need it. We need it!” The actress has been involved in everything from archery, martial arts and horseback riding to prepare for roles.

Zoe Saldana is the only woman in a house of men with three-year-old twin boys, CY and Bowie and one-year-old son, Zen. Staying active is a lifestyle for Zoe’s family, and she makes time to get her personal needs met despite her many jobs and responsibilities.

At one time, Zoe Saldana said she would avoid plastic surgery. She told Women’s Health that “God as my witness, I am going to try to do everything I can to keep this ass together for as long as I possibly can—without going against nature.”

Zoe Saldana watches what she eats but does not diet. She does Pilates regularly because it’s the closest thing to dance.


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