Zoe Saldana keeps cool by splashing around in Malibu surf while enjoying family day at the beach

Zoe Saldana knows how to make a splash on the screen and with family.

On Thursday, the Avengers: Infinity War actress spent the day in Malibu with her family on a beach outing. 

The 42-year-old actress playfully chased her son around the beach as they dug their toes in the sand and dipped in the water.  

Making waves: Zoe Saldana  plays on the beach in Malibu during a family outing on Thursday with her sons

Making waves: Zoe Saldana  plays on the beach in Malibu during a family outing on Thursday with her sons

Zoe showed off her incredibly toned body in a pair of athletic shorts layered over a colorful Rashguard, a long sleeved waterproof spandex shirt that protects the body from sun damage.

The blue and purple patterned top was offset with patches of black to match her black shorts. The beach outfit hugged Zoe’s slim figure, showing off her killer legs and she wore her hair slicked back into a bun. 

Between the LA heatwave and chasing her kids around, Saldana at one point appeared wiped out, opting to take a breather with her feet in  the water. 

Doting mom: Zoe played the role of 'mom on duty' as she ensured her kids played it safe but also had a good time splashing in the water

Doting mom: Zoe played the role of ‘mom on duty’ as she ensured her kids played it safe but also had a good time splashing in the water 

Keeping cool: Saldana opted to spend as much time in the water as possible after high temperatures struck Los Angeles

Keeping cool: Saldana opted to spend as much time in the water as possible after high temperatures struck Los Angeles

The actress shares her three sons, five-year-old twins Cy Aridio & Bowie Ezio and three-year-old, Zen with Italian producer husband, Marco Perego, 41, whom she married in 2013. 

The couple decided upon marriage that they would both exchange last names, meaning Marco has the last name of Saldana in addition to Zoe taking his name Perego.

In a March 2020 interview with US Weekly, the Avatar actress also revealed that she and Marco raise their sons in a gender-neutral household. 

Part of that means their children have both male and female toys and Zoe and Marco do not perform traditional gender roles in the home. 

Family matters: Zoe and her husband Marco got married in 2013 and share three kids. The couple opted to take each other's last names upon marriage

Family matters: Zoe and her husband Marco got married in 2013 and share three kids. The couple opted to take each other’s last names upon marriage

Flashback:  On Friday Zoe shared a throwback of her dressed as her Avengers character, Gamora to her Instagram story with her two young sons

Flashback:  On Friday Zoe shared a throwback of her dressed as her Avengers character, Gamora to her Instagram story with her two young sons

 Saldana and her husband collaborated in 2019 on Marco’s breakout feature film, Keyhole Garden, which can be described as an immigration love story.

On Friday, Zoe shared a throwback of her dressed as her Avengers character, Gamora to her Instagram story with her two young sons. She captioned the image ‘#Memories.’ 

In early August, Saldana made headlines after she apologized for her role as American jazz icon, Nina Simone in the 2016 biopic Nina. 

‘She deserved better,’ Saldana said in an Instagram live series with FX’s Pose creator, Steven Canals. 

'She deserved better,' Saldana said in an Instagram live series with FX's Pose creator, Steven Canals

Saldana received backlash from audiences, including for the use of a prosthetic nose and darker skin makeup in order to play the role

In early August, Saldana made headlines after she apologized for her role as American jazz icon, Nina Simone in the 2016 biopic Nina

 Saldana who is a mix of Dominican and Puerto Rican descent teared up during the chat saying, ‘I should have never played Nina.’ 

She received backlash from audiences, including for the use of a prosthetic nose and darker skin makeup in order to play the role. 

Despite this, it appears Saldana will soon be gearing up to resume her role as Neytiri in James Cameron’s Avatar 2, very soon. 

The film which has been in the works since 2010 will reportedly start production soon with installments 2 and 3 being shot back to back. Disney is allegedly funding all 4 subsequent installments for a cool 1 billion dollars. 

Billion dollar baby: Saldana will be resuming her role as Neytiri in James Cameron's Avatar 2. He will reportedly shoot movies 2-5 with a budget of 1 billion dollars

Billion dollar baby: Saldana will be resuming her role as Neytiri in James Cameron’s Avatar 2. He will reportedly shoot movies 2-5 with a budget of 1 billion dollars

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