Hollywood actress and the Guardians of the Galaxy star Zoe
Saldana stated that she had been bullied in school as she used to
speak in English and didn't know any other language then.
Zoe Saldana said that she had been highly traumatised by this
and had to visit a therapist to get rid of this problem.
"It was a very traumatising time for me because I didn't know
how to stand up for myself. I was never equipped, trained or taught
to defend myself." Said Saldana.
"My mother never raised me believing that I was different, so
the moment me and my sisters started getting attacked, the shock
was the first reaction." Added the actress.
Zoe Saldana also stated that bullies can actually cause a lot of
harm to one's confidence and make irreparable damage.
"Bullies can reach a depth within you that may cause irreparable
damage. There were years that I felt ashamed of myself, thinking,
'I should have known better, I should have always stood up for
myself." Said the actress.
However, the actress said she went for therapy to get rid of the
trauma she had developed during her childhood.
"Therapy? F*** yes. Whenever I've found myself in a rut and
tried bouncing ideas off people close to me and nobody gave me a
good reference for what I should be doing, the best thing was to
call my therapist." Saldana explained.