I am learning about Nina Simone and I know we have many black actresses in the industry that could and would be willing to play her part in the movie. Why do we need to use Zoe Saldana in this role?
And to add insult, they are going to paint her black enough to play the roll. I'm almost at a loss for words.
Zoe is a great actress but like any good movie star, there are roles that just fits other people better.
So now we are going to go to see this movie (not me) to watch how great the make up artists did with the brush and spray. How awesome. I can't wait.
I really despise when hollywood decide to tell the black story in their own fake way.
A quote from the comments:
The fact that they had to Darken her skin....do BLACK FACE .... ....destroys everything that Nina Simone ever stood for as an Activist. It is so sad. They are just shitting on Nina's life work & her legacy. She fought against Colorism & specifically said: "When I'm dead--get a regal African lady with dark skin to play me, my loves." That's an actual quote.We know hollywood only choose Zoe for the drawing in of the crowd. They can't use a real black woman out there who would fit the role perfectly because then no one would know that name.
I'd rather read about Nina than watch this make up artist contest.
Of course I might end up seeing this movie, but most likely from a DVD from our library.
Did you know of black face before?
Do you prefer the movies or the books?
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