Zoe Saldana is looking forward to teaching her 21-month-old boys about their roots and heritage over time.
She stated via her YouTube series, Rosé Roundtable with Zoe Saldana: “My husband is an immigrant. I’m a first-generation immigrant.
It is a necessity for us to raise our children with our roots so that they can communicate with their grandparents but also so they can create some kind of empathy for human beings that do no look like them and do not sound like them and do not smell like them.”
The actress also says she would like to teach her kids Spanish as they grow older, adding: “We didn’t realise that when we all address each other, we’re actually talking in the language that feels most comfortable, most familiar to us, which is English.”
The 38-year-old star had previously admitted she cried often when she went to work and had to leave her children behind.
“The first week back at work, I think I cried every day in my trailer. But I remember as soon as they would tell me ‘We’re ready for you on set,’ I would still skip to set. I love what I do. You do need to rest, you do need to have a moment to yourself, but right now this is my life as I know it.”
Saldana has come to notice they sometimes get anxious when she is not present, but always finds a way to make them happy again.
She said: “They’re 20 months old, and they’re starting to feel my absence. They still don’t really have an accurate concept of time, but they’re becoming a little anxious.
And that’s when you ask people, you ask a therapist ‘Is this normal?’ You read books, you go on Google … But I always explain to them that I come and I go, but Mama has to work. I also make sure that they see me happy when they come visit me at work – they need me to lead by example.”
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