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we couldn't come up with a role where Zoe was character acting ... and she would need to be a heavyweight character actress like Meryl Streep or Angela Bassett to pull off Nina Simone

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or here's an epic thought...why not cast an unknown?? *gasp*

gabourey sidibe was unknown and she did great as precious, especially since that character is so different from her personality...she is now famous and getting other roles so gimme a break with that shiit

jen hudson was cast as effie and played the ever living fucc out of that role...she wasnt unknown but her acting skills were unknown...oscar on her first try!
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Email the casting director.


And had they chosen a lighter skin unknown ppl would still be mad lol

Edited by jonesable - Nov 11 2012 at 12:16pm
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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:

Originally posted by tropical-punch tropical-punch wrote:

So unnatural looking and a slap in the face to black women who actually were better suited for he role


how?

forrest whitaker wore a prosthetic nose in the king of scotland.

several black actresses auditioned for the role and it looks like they didn't do as good a job as zoe did. lets stand behind this woman and support her in playing the biggest role of her career.
 
Didn't know he wore a prosthetic nose but it's hardly a stretch to conceive of forrest whitaker as being ugandan. And of top of that, he is an outstanding actor, actually even better than Denzel. Way back when in The Crying Game, I was convinced he was an Afro Brit. I found out years later that he was AA.


zoe is an outstanding actress as well. i don't see why everyone is against her playing this role. i don't think her being lighter is an issue. if nina samone's estate approves and if zoe had the best audition tape, i say let her do her thang.

are there more pictures than just the 2 in the OP? i read that mary j blige almost had the role but turned it down. imho zoe is a HUGE upgrade over miss mary. imagine how bad that would have turned out lol.




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seems like ya'll just want to settle for a darker actress. nevermind if zoe killed the part in auditions.
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no money to hire an unknown? really? money for zoe saldana (her worth raised after being in the highest selling movie of all time + star trek) yet no money for anyone else we've mentioned? highly doubt it
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Originally posted by jonesable jonesable wrote:

The more I think about it the less I care.
She's an actor she's suppose to transform oand be a chameleon on the screen.
I'll see if she can.

I don't believe you have to pick actors based on how they actually act in real life.
That's not the point
 
I think that when you plan on tackling the life of Nina Simone on screen, you have to be careful. She has a very specific story and she was bigger than life. She said herself she wanted Whoopi to play her, which tells you where her leanings were. Her daughter is upset with the choice of Zoe and with the fact that the story is not factual. And on top of not looking like Nina, she is a very average actress. She doesn't have the chops
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Originally posted by mrshairdo mrshairdo wrote:

no money to hire an unknown? really? money for zoe saldana (her worth raised after being in the highest selling movie of all time + star trek) yet no money for anyone else we've mentioned? highly doubt it


I said money for Whoopie and those other veteran actresses.


As for the unknowns if they had went that direction y'all would still be mad if she wasnt as dark as Nina.
You're confusing ish

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Originally posted by jonesable jonesable wrote:

Email the casting director.


And had they chosen a lighter skin unknown ppl would still be mad lol

obviously....that's exactly what we're arguing here
shes too light and had to be painted in black face....if it was another light skin obviously it would be the same issue
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That looks like Whoopi imo

I don't think Whoopi could play a younger Nina but she'd nail the older Nina
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