Zoe Saldana, the stunning actor who reprises her role as communications officer Uhura in this month's Star Trek: Into Darkness, loathes being confined by labels.
That became abundantly clear in an interview with BET where Saldana gets visibly frustrated with the interviewer's repeated identity-based questions.
"It's a bit ridiculous when I have to explain to a human being that is an adult, like I am, that looks intelligent, but for some reason I have to question his intelligence, and explain to him as if he was a two-year-old, my composition," Saldana said in response to a question about her mixed-race heritage.
While making the media rounds to discuss the latest Star Trek installment, the black and Latina actor also touched upon her recent Allure magazine cover, where she posed nearly nude, and revealed that she might "end up with a woman, raising my children."
Saldana stopped short of self-identifying with any part of the LGBT community, but made in clear in multiple interviews that she refuses to be constrained by labels of fit into other people's strict definitions about her.
"What was important for me is to get out, was that whatever I decide to do with my sexual preference will my prerogative and my right," Saldana said on Today. "As of now, I've been attracted to the male species. I don't know if that will continue, but if one day I wake up and I feel differently about who I find attractive, I will do that, and I will be supported and loved by those who support and love me."
Watch the BET interview below, where Saldana discusses her disgust for identity politics and society's compulsive desire to label everything and everyone.