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the reason her skin is being brought up is 

that Zoe doesn't have any quality that qualifiers her to play Nina, other than being black ... and her skin color and looks are not closer to Nina's than a long list of other talented actresses and singers, known and unknown

it seems a ridiculous choice

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Zoe wasnt their first choice
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nobody said we need an exact match but if u are light enough that they are putting u in black face to play the role, there is a problem,....i have said this before

anika noni rose is not as dark as nina simone was but she would've done the role justice and been more believable imo
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Originally posted by Random Thoughts Random Thoughts wrote:

Originally posted by James Avery James Avery wrote:

Originally posted by JoliePoufiasse JoliePoufiasse wrote:

Originally posted by James Avery James Avery wrote:

seems like ya'll just want to settle for a darker actress. nevermind if zoe killed the part in auditions.
 
A darker actress WITH the chops. Viola Davis would have been perfect. But hey, if Zoe surprises us all, I'll clap for her and retract most of my statements. I just doubt that's gonna happen. She's just a comfortable choice for whites

this is all speculation.

but what if viola davis turned the role down? what if halle turned the role down? what if zoe had the best audition? we haven't even seen a trailer or seen the movie and people are already calling for the film to stop production.

i'm certain this will be a good film and zoe will do nina simone justice. if she doesn't i will kindly eat my crow.


Everything in this thread, except those tacky makeup photos, is speculation.


which is why i say we let the movie and zoe breathe. for all we know it might be a hit.

there is no rule that says only one nina simone move can be made. maybe her estate can reach out to some black producers, directors and make the movie they feel does their mother justice.
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Originally posted by jonesable jonesable wrote:

Ze really isn't that light.
And I don't think we needed an exact match , I just don't.

I wonder how Mary would have done.
Would y'all be mad at Mary too?

I see y'all point but I guess I don't care alot.


Light enough to be painted in black face.

Aside from that point, the spirit of Nina's message was celebrating her dark skin.
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Originally posted by James Avery James Avery wrote:

Originally posted by JoliePoufiasse JoliePoufiasse wrote:

Originally posted by James Avery James Avery wrote:

seems like ya'll just want to settle for a darker actress. nevermind if zoe killed the part in auditions.
 
A darker actress WITH the chops. Viola Davis would have been perfect. But hey, if Zoe surprises us all, I'll clap for her and retract most of my statements. I just doubt that's gonna happen. She's just a comfortable choice for whites

this is all speculation.

but what if viola davis turned the role down? what if halle turned the role down? what if zoe had the best audition? we haven't even seen a trailer or seen the movie and people are already calling for the film to stop production.

i'm certain this will be a good film and zoe will do nina simone justice. if she doesn't i will kindly eat my crow.
 
MrsHairdo said it a thousand times. I would have been more comfortable with an unknown. Or someone from the theater. There are plenty of talented struggling actors out there.
 
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looks wise, mjb would've been great but im not sure about her acting chops...i've never seen her act in anything...u need a lot of depth for this role then again gabourey and jen hudson killed it in their first roles
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if angela bassett were cast ... people would give her the benefit of the doubt considering her past work

skin color and looks wouldn't matter as much because we know she has the acting ability to pull off big character roles

this has more to do with zoe's acting ability than her skin ... 
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Simone's daughter hasn't been too psyched about the 34-year-old Star Trek star's casting either, telling the New York Times, "My mother was raised at a time when she was told her nose was too wide, her skin was too dark. Appearance-wise [Saldana] is not the best choice."
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Originally posted by mrshairdo mrshairdo wrote:

looks wise, mjb would've been great but im not sure about her acting chops...i've never seen her act in anything...u need a lot of depth for this role then again gabourey and jen hudson killed it in their first roles


who do you think would do nina simone justice on film? mary j blige or zoe saldana?
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