London: Actress Zoe Saldana says doing ballet in her teens made her feel like dying from inside.
The actress, who then lived in her father`s native Dominican Republic, as a youngster enrolled in a specialised dance school - but she quickly discovered that she loathed ballet because she hated performing in silence.
"I had to quit ballet because it felt like a part of me was dying inside. It takes a lot of courage to face up to things you can`t do because we feed ourselves so much denial," dailystar.co.uk quoted Saldana as saying.
Saldana believes that she discovered acting through dancing.
"In dance, you use every part of your body except your voice. I wanted to start acting because I wanted to use my voice," she added.