Zoe Saldana responds to weight-y controversy
May 16th, 2013
02:43 PM ET

Zoe Saldana responds to weight-y controversy

Not everyone would be OK with their body weight being displayed on the cover of a national magazine, but Zoe Saldana doesn't mind.

The 34-year-old covers the June issue of Allure magazine, which not only reveals a little skin but also the star's weight with the headline: "115 pounds of Grit and Heartache."

Some saw the mention of Saldana's size as unnecessary and a poor decision, causing a healthy amount of chatter that Allure responded to on its Facebook page.

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"There’s been some talk around the blogosphere about the cover line for our story about Zoë Saldana," the magazine said. "The girl is a powerhouse. And we were so impressed by what a tough, confident woman Saldana is (on-screen, in her action-movie roles, and off) that we wanted to capture that."

Saldana herself has said that she doesn't take offense.

"I think that it would've been wrong if they were lying about my weight," the actress told "Today's" Savannah Guthrie Thursday. "This is how much I weigh, it's something I can't control, it's who I am. I've always had a very thin frame, I was a ballet dancer. ... I don't think it was to make an issue of my weight, I think it was to talk about that, for a lightweight person, I seem to be really strong-minded."

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It's true that the "Star Trek Into Darkness" star owns her responses and opinions, including her remark about her sexuality. Saldana told Allure that she might "end up with a woman raising my children ... that’s how androgynous I am." When asked if she'd ever been in a relationship with a woman, she told the publication to be "put three dots [...]" as her response.

"It was important for me to get out that whatever I decide to do with my sexual preference will be my prerogative and my right," Saldana said on "Today." "As of now, I've been attracted to the male species. I don't know if that will continue, but if one day I wake up and I feel differently about who I find attractive, I will do that and I will be supported and loved by those who support and love me."

Filed under: movies • Star Trek

soundoff (90 Responses)
  1. i need a linebacker...skinny guy? no way

    June 9, 2013 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Bob T Builder

    I only date women who have an eating disorder. What can I say, I like 'em thin. I bet Zoe is more like 105#s. Yummy.

    June 9, 2013 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. i like fleshy people too its called hunk o mania club

    for my birthday we're going for the diva package.

    May 21, 2013 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  4. Rick

    Males are a species? That's one dumb chick.

    May 21, 2013 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Russ Germain

      you're the dumb one.

      May 21, 2013 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
    • DL

      Really? Wow. You've obviously not been around enough females to know that we think you all are from a different planet.

      May 21, 2013 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • JGN

      No, she has it spot on. Men and women are definitely different species. It's a wonder we can interbreed at all, but the universe is an amazing place.

      May 21, 2013 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Rock

    top 3 hottest women material there. My personal favorite. /boing

    May 21, 2013 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  6. S.A. Wolf

    "Attracted to the male species"? So she's into lower animals.

    May 20, 2013 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  7. SKY


    May 19, 2013 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
  8. the whole world know what her butt looks like

    Zoe is beautiful and very thin.

    May 18, 2013 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Of course

    Of course she doesnt care if her weight is displayed- Shes skinny AF

    May 18, 2013 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • DL

      And gets told all the time that she needs to eat more by people that can't mind their own business.

      May 21, 2013 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • JGN

      You know, despite the media over-featuring very slender people in ads, TV and movies, not all 'skinny' people are at ease showing off their bodies. Some very thin people find themselves unattractive that way and wish they were just a bit more fleshy.

      May 21, 2013 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Manny

    who cares, she's hot and healthy

    May 18, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mike

    So, she's skinny. So what. There are light framed people as well as heavy framed. It's not a big deal or unhealthy when a naturally small person is light and thin. It's just a problem when people who don't have the body type for it go on freaky drugs and habitually starve themselves thinking they'll be the same way too.

    May 18, 2013 at 3:13 am | Report abuse |
  12. Print My Comments From This Machine


    May 17, 2013 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Going to Office Max for toner...

    Expensive! Thanks

    May 17, 2013 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  14. You know...its been 8 months...


    May 17, 2013 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Which ones are yours


    May 17, 2013 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Print all my comments.


    May 17, 2013 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Zoe is the most beautiful black woman i have ever seen

    Her father in law is alan thicke....he said he is very proud of her

    May 17, 2013 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Yes


    May 17, 2013 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  19. No we're talking about the other pliny

    however it does not matter all 3 are very nice.

    May 17, 2013 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Are we talking about the same Pliny?

    May 17, 2013 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  21. SLR

    that's the way it goes...

    May 17, 2013 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  22. "Looser?" Really?

    Hahahahaha! What a LOSER!


    May 17, 2013 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Draper, family and friends want it this way and that's the route that will be taken

    have a good weekend zoe....you looking a little too thin

    May 17, 2013 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  24. *


    May 17, 2013 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  25. you don't like the dresses, the weight, the hair and the shoes...

    don't care...its stops tomorrow morning because that is the way god wants it...thanks

    May 17, 2013 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  26. the gap is going too be broked between us...

    she's not going too do what she does all day long....so now i'm going to break the gap between us....

    the fight is over....de? we all know you ain't going no place.....you have done enough cruelty that i have never gone through in a life time....sorry the gap stops tomorrow morning....

    May 17, 2013 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  27. A∴A∴


    May 17, 2013 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |


      May 17, 2013 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Its not gross...your jealous whoever u are...

    Leave us alone ....if you not busy just park in the chair....daz all takes-

    May 17, 2013 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gross

      Gross is my name, chickie. Ladies flashing their assets is HOT, not gross. Sorry for the confusion.

      May 17, 2013 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cruelty Loses

      I am the one that has too take the stand and its time....we know your not going anywhere dear...but the cruelty towards me stops now. thanks

      May 17, 2013 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Gross

    Happy Flashing Friday, peeps! Come on, ladies - drop top and let 'em flop!

    Have a great weekend!

    May 17, 2013 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Hey SKY

    You are a chicken head!

    May 17, 2013 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  31. tongue fatso50

    they can't get their tongue out of my mouth even now....go figure

    May 17, 2013 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  32. M.A.P.

    Nothing tastes better than being thin. I would know, I AM thin :))

    May 17, 2013 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  33. Met Her

    I met her at a yelp event before christmas....lovely and respectful...she was the star yet she respected me....
    darling woman

    May 17, 2013 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  34. SilenceAir

    she is a perfect example too young black women everywhere we love her....isn't she married too alan thicke's son?

    May 17, 2013 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  35. part time

    gee and your thin right?

    May 17, 2013 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  36. gah

    if i weighed 115 pounds i wouldn't care if it was displayed on a magazine cover either. i guess i don't understand the controversy. i will never weigh 115 again (did in college when i was extremely active), but that doesn't mean i feel bad seeing that number. just focus on yourself because trying to criticize someone for being thin and making you feel bad is just silly

    May 17, 2013 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  37. Loor you too me

    shut up

    May 17, 2013 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  38. Was Outsky


    May 17, 2013 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
  39. Nicole

    Who cares what size she is? The only people that get mad about it are people who are fat. She is a naturally thin girl. It's not bad to be fat and it's not bad to be skinny. What matters is that you're healthy and healthy people come in all sizes.

    May 17, 2013 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  40. Sokman

    Hotter than doughnut grease

    May 16, 2013 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Tell your girlfriend the wall is up on my computer


    May 16, 2013 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Another win.

    She has a natural glow.

    May 16, 2013 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Another Success Story

    Yes we know.

    May 16, 2013 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Lola

    She is a beautiful little healthy woman.

    May 16, 2013 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  45. AmazingModel

    beautiful girls

    May 16, 2013 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Pliny


    May 16, 2013 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |

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