'Guardians of the Galaxy' Star Zoe Saldana's Real Super Power: Getting Her Kids to Eat Veggies
The Guardians of the Galaxy star shared her "green" parenting strategy with Jimmy Kimmel.
In addition to dealing with all of the accolades and excitement that comes with being a star of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Zoe Saldana has a full house! The actress and her husband Marco Perego announced the arrival of their third son, Zen back in February. The couple were already parents to 2-year-old twins Cy Aridio and Bowie Ezio. Saldana recently opened up to Jimmy Kimmel about what life is like with her three boys, and she shared a super-cute story about how starring in Guardians has helped her parent.
The 38-year-old actress appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and explained that her sons are into her role as alien assassin Gamora in the Guardians series. If you're not familiar with the flicks, Saldana's required to wear green body paint all over her body (which takes about four hours to apply) to play Gamora.
Thanks to all of that green, she's sort of earned a reputation as being her family's very own Incredible Hulk.
"My kids think that I'm related to the Hulk," Saldana joked to Kimmel. "So I'm using it and I'm getting them to eat their vegetables. I even go as far as [going] behind this wall and I go, 'I'm gonna call the Hulk, 'cause you guys are not eating your veggies and he's gonna come and take your toys.' And I go behind this wall and I'm like [lets out Hulk grunt] and they're like, 'no Hulk, no come Hulk.' And they eat their veggies."
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Ha! Hey, whatever works! Granted, not every mom can so convincingly say she's the Hulk, but good for Saldana for working with what she's got! This is undoubtedly an inspiration to the rest of us to figure out new, creative ways to tackle healthy eating with our L.O.s!