Los Angeles, June 16 (IANS) Actress Zoe Saldana has always been “independent to a fault”.
The 36-year-old, who has five-month-old twin sons Cy and Bowie with husband Marco Perego, thinks it is ironic that she lives in a house full of men because she grew up surrounded by women and was raised to never rely on men, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
“I call it absolute irony and I call it a purpose. It was meant to be that way. There’s a lesson that the universe needs me to learn. It’s not like I’ve had issues with men; I’ve always just been independent to a fault,” Saldana told InStyle magazine in its July issue.
“I’ve always believed it’s my birthright to behave as an equal on this earth and to be entitled to everything and anything. That said, I’ve had my experience of heartbreaks when it comes to choosing partners who wanted to be equals bud didn’t have the ability to actually reciprocate the respect,” she added.
While Saldana loves having a supportive husband, the “Avatar” actress thinks there is still a lot of gender inequality in Hollywood, which is why she decided to launch her own production company with her sisters.
She said: “For every five opportunities a man has, a woman has only one. We won’t succeed until we say, ‘F**k this one job! Let’s create our own opportunities.’ What if we don’t have to compete with each other.”