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Zoe Saldana’s ‘painful’ work return

Zoe Saldana has revealed a “village” of people are helping her raise the newborn twins she shares with husband Marco Perego.

The 36-year-old Guardians of the Galaxy actress and her artist husband Marco Perego welcomed twin boys Bowie and Cy last November.

Zoe has been taking it easy of late, focusing most of her attention on the new arrivals and she admits the prospect of going back to work is not inciting pleasurable feelings.

“It’s painful,” she told Us Weekly magazine. “I’m pretty sure that every parent — not just every mom — would [take time off] as long as your work doesn't suffer. But we have to pay bills and at the end of the day, I think that's the best example we can set to our children.

“We're very determined and we can't just leave everything behind and just focus on them. But it's painful.”

Fortunately Zoe and Marco have a lot of help, as loved ones are stepping forward to assist with the care of their twins.

The couple’s nanny is contributing a world of good to their lives too.

“We have a village, but it’s fun. Like, it takes three people [to care] for two? What the hell?!” Zoe smiled.

The actress is grateful for their nanny for a number of reasons.

The domestic caretaker even forced Zoe and Marco to enjoy a date night.

"This is us tonight with a nanny kind of telling us, 'Get out. You guys need to go breathe,'" Zoe noted.

Many people are amazed by how trim the Star Trek actress is so soon after giving birth.

But Zoe claims she isn’t doing anything too special in terms of exercise.

"Whenever they are taking naps, my husband and I are doing little push-ups here and there and everything. I want to prove to myself and help people understand that sometimes you don't really need a trainer," she said.

"You can do it on your own. Determination, commitment, and breastfeeding!"

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