Zoe Saldana wants her children to be multilingual.

The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' actress - who is believed to be pregnant with twins - and Italian spouse Marco Perego want their kids to learn the same things she did as a child, but admits she will have to make a ''conscious effort'' to use Spanish more often as her own language skills have slipped as she has gotten older.

Zoe - whose father is from the Dominican Republic and mother is Costa Rican - said: ''Of course [our children] will speak the languages that we speak; my sisters and I grew up learning French and speaking English and Spanish, and because of that, we're able to understand Italian and Portuguese. But I'm going to have to make a conscious effort to speak Spanish to my children, because I speak Spanglish.''

The 36-year-old beauty - who married Marco in June 2013 - admits her Latina heritage is very important to her and she doesn't think raising a family will change her ''passionate'' ways.

She told Cosmopolitan for Latinas magazine: ''It's one of the biggest factors about me: the fire, the passion, the 'in your face' quality.

''I'm not going to say, 'Whatever you want, whatever you say.' I'll say, 'You know what I think? I feel this.' ''

While she is now happily settled with Marco, the 'Avatar' star - who previously dated Bradley Cooper - says she was never interested in guys who ''worshipped'' her.

Asked what she looked for in a guy, she said: ''A man who has a natural respect for women - I don't want a man who worships me: Stay away from those.

''Worshipping doesn't count as really seeing me. I like men who work with women, are challenged by women, learn from women.''