Shakira Talks Juggling Career With Maternity; Hints To New Album In Spanish [VIDEO]

Shakira, Zootopia
Shakira arrives at the premiere of "Zootopia" at El Capitan theatre in Hollywood, California February 17, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Shakira is currently a very busy bee attending coast-to-coast promotion events for her upcoming film, “Zootopia”  -- In theatres everywhere on March 4. The Colombian superstar, who gives live to “Gazelle” in the awaited Disney movie, gave a few interviews during a spectacular Zootopia-themed party in Orlando’s Animal Kingdom earlier this week.

“I have no idea how I’m going to do it because I’ve never done it before. I’ve never done a tour with two kids and a husband, who can’t even leave his city, because Gerard [Piqué] is tied to Barcelona, like a soldier. I don’t know, he would have to leave his life on the field but they don’t let him leave often,” the 39-year-old singer said during an interview with Telemundo’s “Un Nuevo Día.”

Shakira also mentioned that rumors about her asking animators to give her character a little more curves were not that far away from the truth. “Yeah, the only thing I told the director was, ‘She is too skinny, she is too skinny. Give her a little meat,” Shak admitted between laughs.

And if fans weren’t counting the days to catch their favorite singer’s voice shining on the big screen, Shakira hinted to a new album, which could bring her back to her poetic Spanish roots. “I’m starting to write again and ideas are starting to flow…In Spanish, I have a lot of things to say in Spanish this time.”

Watch Shakira’s full interview below and we can’t wait to hear about her new album. Stay tuned!


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Janel Saldana

Janel Saldana joined the Latin Times family in March 2015. She graduated from Texas Christian University and UDLAP (Universidad de las Américas Puebla) with a Bachelor's degree in Communications and Radio, TV and Film production. After spending years traveling the world and living abroad, Janel decided to settle in New York and call it home. She is most passionate about traveling, entertainment in all its forms and animal advocacy, especially dogs.