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Zoe Saldana on family, her busy career, politics — and the future. 'I want my country to lose its fear,' she says

Zoe Saldana on family, her busy career, politics — and the future. 'I want my country to lose its fear,' she says

Last month, actress Zoe Saldana attempted to forgo any form of a birthday party. “I was so sick,” says the 39-year-old actress, co-star of the “Avatar,” “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Star Trek” movie franchises. “And I was on a Z-Pak and even though I told my husband [Marco Perego Saldana] and my family, ‘I don’t want to do anything — I’m so tired,’ they still did a little get-together.”

Everyone wore yellow in honor of Saldana’s late father’s favorite color. “There were yellow balloons and a yellow cake that was nut-free, dairy-free, gluten-free,” she says during a recent interview. “I let my kids eat all the cake that they wanted. It was fantastic. We got together for three hours...

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