British TV personality Amanda de Cadenet debuted “The Conversation” last week, a new show on Lifetime where she sits down with famous women for in-depth, candid interviews about their lives and work.

During the premiere episode, actress Zoe Saldana opened up about the struggle for equality that still exists in this country for women.

“When was it that this decision was made where I was going to be told that I have an equal participation in life, in rights and ideals and everything, but in reality, I wasn’t going to be able to exercise them at all?,” says Saldana. “You’re told all the time, we’re equals … but then you realize, no, actually, we’re not. You’re paid more than I, you get to have more options … It’s about trying to feel significant, trying to feel equal.”

Saldana goes on to talk about her own personal struggle with wanting to have children and dealing with the timing of it all.

“I love the anxiety, the pressure of the loud room full of yapping kids … I dig them, I get them. They make perfect sense
to me. A child makes perfect sense to me. A child speaks more sense than
an adult half of the time,” says Saldana. But adds, “I felt the urge to want to have a baby, and I wanted to, but I remember
that respecting [then-fiance Keith Britton’s] decision – and making the decision to wait with him –
was one of the most mature things. I chose to wait and I’m glad I did.
I’m glad that I respected him.”

“The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet” airs Thursday evenings at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime. The May 3 episode features Lady Gaga, actresses Rita Wilson and Portia de Rossi and Leslie Bennetts, contributing editor at Vanity Fair.

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."