Zoe Saldana: "I've Never Wanted Different Hair or My Body Any Other Shape"

Zoe Saldana is glowing as Shape's latest cover star. In the June issue, the actress shares her refreshing take on living a healthy life. We're inspired by her honest and realistic approach and how she balances it out against a busy shooting schedule and a full house of three adorable boys and a supportive husband.

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On her fitness routine: "I can't work out regularly, so I compensate by eating a lot healthier than I might otherwise. Once you have relatively healthy eating habits, your workout can become playing with your kids, strolling around the neighborhood, playing airplane, or just changing diapers."

On what she eats: "When I eat in a balanced way, I think less about food and more about everything else. It's not that I like to eat superlight, just super clean. I like food that is fresh. I don't go for things that come in cans — and I'm losing trust in things that come in plastic."

On inspiring others to eat healthy: "I know what it's like to live on a tight budget, but my mom was one of those parents who gave us great food despite our budget. That's where I get who I am from, and I'd like to be a voice of inspiration for my Latino community, as underage diabetes and high blood pressure are on the rise."

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Her thoughts on "perfection":" If we could design ourselves, we'd all be perfect. But we can't, so why be unhappy about it? I've never wanted different hair or my body any other shape. And I've never thought of a person as ugly unless they opened their mouth and their heart was full of venom."

On her support system: "When I feel overstimulated by the world, I lean on my family. I have a great partner in life, great sisters, a mom who is a friend, and some male friends I love to pieces too. If I'm suffering and in pain, it hurts more if I don't share how I feel and ask for help. It's so healing when you ask for love and are loved back."