Daughter of Nina Simone Defends Zoe Saldana Casting Choice

Zoe Saldana will be playing the famous singer Nina Simone in the upcoming biopic Nina. Many have criticized the casting choice of Zoe Saldana. “Saldana, who is Latina, had her skin darkened for her portrayal of Simone in “Nina.” Many have considered the alteration of her features — including the use of a prosthetic nose — to be similar to the “blackface” that mimicked African-Americans.” Lisa Simone Kelly informed Time magazine, “It’s clear she brought her best to this project, but unfortunately she’s being attacked when she’s not responsible for any of the writing or the lies…”

Nina Simone’s daughter defends Zoe Saldana

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