Video: behind the scenes with Zoe Saldana

Actress Zoe Saldana was recently named the newest L'Oréal Paris spokesperson! To celebrate, the brand have released a behind the scenes video with the Avatar star. Take a trip down memory lane with Zoe as she shares childhood memories and discusses her new role as a L'Oréal Paris woman of worth!

On her childhood:

When Zoe is presented with a childhood photo, she recalls her mother as a positive role model, saying "My mom is a very confident woman. She repeated herself so many times when I was young that you waste so much time thinking bad things... that, to me, is something that I will always take with me, and I hold my mom completely responsible for that."

On her teens:

Zoe's adolescence might not have been the clearest time of her life, but even at an early age the actress had a strong sense of self. Saldana wanted to pave her own way, make her own choices, have unique experiences, and most importantly, stay true to herself.

On female empowerment:

Why does Zoe love making action movies? Because they inspire young girls to be strong! Zoe notes that she never could have imagined herself as a girl in Jackson Heights, Queens (New York), to go on and become one of Hollywood's leading ladies.

On becoming a messenger of beauty:

Finally, Zoe is given an image from her shoot with L'Oréal Paris. The actress becomes emotional and describes the experience as humbling. She says, "L'Oréal has represented women as best as they could, and adapted to the times as well, but also defied stigmas and rules. How can I get this message across to other women so that they can feel great about themselves everyday?"

Zoe joins Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds,Jane Fonda, Freida Pinto, and more, as part of the L'Oréal family. Welcome!

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