Zoe Saldana Training Children To Be Trilingual
The Avatar star gave birth to Bowie and Cy with husband Marco Perego in November and she reveals the new parents have already started to introduce the boys to other languages in the hopes they will develop good linguistic skills from a young age.
“What’s most confusing is my mom would like to be called a certain way as a grandmother. In Spanish it’s ‘mama’. So I’m ‘mommy’. And then his (Perego’s) mother is ‘la nonna’. I’m like, ‘How are they going to do this between la nonna, mama and mommy?’ I kind of have a feeling their first (word) is going to be ‘English.’ Like, ‘Ugh, English! (Speak) English! This is America!'”
Saldana and Perego wed in 2013.