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Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone? Why Skin Color Casting in Hollywood is Complicated – MMXLII

Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone? Why Skin Color Casting in Hollywood is Complicated

For those that don’t know a movie about Nina Simone is being produced and Zoe Saldana has been chosen to play the role.  For some this has caused quite an uproar.  It’s not about Saldana’s acting ability as much as it’s about her look versus Nina Simone’s actual look.  It brews the discussion of how moviemakers choose women who don’t always resemble the black figures in hopes to “pretty up” the character.  With this said does this mean that people with more African-descended features are not attractive enough?  With Nina Simone, a person celebrated for knowing she didn’t fit the conventional idea of beauty, having Zoe Saldana, a woman known for being sexually appealing to society, casted for the role is seen as an insult to some.  Check out the article and let us know your thoughts and who might be a better fit for the role.

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