Actress Zoe Saldana has revealed pregnancy has made her crave previously unwanted compliments about the way that she looks.

The Guardians of the Galaxy star explains she usually finds comments about her appearance offensive, but since now she is yearning for the positive attention.

She explains, "People think that they're not supposed to compliment pregnant women. The best thing a pregnant woman can hear is '(You're) sexy'. It's like, 'Oh, you think I'm sexy, yes I'm sexy...'

"Usually I'm sort of, like, such an activist and (all about) women's rights, like, 'Excuse me, do not objectify me!' But now that I'm pregnant, I'm kind of like itching for sexy comments or compliments. Not getting picked up because my husband will kill you, but like, 'Your wife is looking hot'."