Get ready to see more of this Dominican outspoken actress as she graces the Dec/Jan issue of Latina magazine. Zoe has two new films on the horizon, Nina and RL. . See it all here
On body positivity: I remember years ago that my mother was talking with other women, and she said, “The body is not what’s tainted. It’s the mind.” And that stayed with me for a very long time. It’s a logical way of viewing that fine line between what is considered gratuitous and what is considered beautiful, erotic and healthy.
Do you feel personally affected by the immigration debate?
This topic of immigration hurts because I don’t want to be angry anymore. I don’t believe that what anybody else is saying is true about me or my people. I’m kind of embarrassed when you see all of these people talking on national television, and it’s like, “Oh my God, if your grandfather were alive today, when he came here from Ireland, from Italy, escaped the f–king war in Russia. You’re rotting his name to shame. It doesn’t matter how much money you have, or how many degrees from Ivy League schools. You’re such a bigot. You’re such a hick right now.” People have to be open to the reality of what’s happening in our country.
What do you say to those who are scared by the Latinization of America?
You can’t kill us. You can’t send us back. We are millions and millions here because it is our time to migrate. We are the youngest culture. We are doing what your people did. So shut up and just deal with it. Adjust your laws, because it’s not going away. If anything, I want to give them a hug, and say, “It’s okay. It’s new. Don’t be scared. We’re great people. We’re gonna do great and better things for your country. Trust me.” We’re not angry either. We’re a culture that isn’t angry.
These pictures make her seem more angelic or even feminine then we are used to seeing her, which lets you know woman can be all things. Smart, sexy, outspoken and sweet. I’m not sure if you guys know this but I’m a bite of a feminist!