nina simone

Yeah, that was basically what many people felt should've happened. Still the family of Nina Simone did campaign for Zoe Saldana to take on the role so we can't be too hard on Saldana for making the decision. Once you get a family's blessing to do something you might feel a ways if you turn them down.

Kelsey Grammer 64 Jordan Peele 40 Jennifer Love-Hewitt 40 Ellen Page 32 We remember… Nina Simone  

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There’s no doubt in my mind that when Zoe Saldana signed on to do the Nina Simone biopic, her heart was filled with pure reverence for the high priestess of soul. I’m sure she thought it would be one of the greatest challenges of her life and if she could pull it off, she’d be […]

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During Thursday's edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin and his panel of guests discussed the backlash over Saldana's portrayal of Simone and the subsequent discussion of colorism within the African-American community.

While promoting her new film, “Miracles From Heaven”, Hip Hollywood asked Queen Latifah to weigh in on the Zoe Saldana controversy. Zoe has been blasted in the media for going through an extensive process to darken her skin and wear a prosthetic nose in order to depict singer and activist Nina Simone.  “This is a creative medium,” said Queen. “Why do we […]