Actress Zoe Saldana responds to criticism of her selection to play music legend Nina Simone in an upcoming biopic. (Google Images)
Actress Zoe Saldana responds to criticism of her selection to play music legend Nina Simone in an upcoming biopic. (Google Images)

American Actress Zoe Saldana responds to critics who have publicly decried Saldana for being cast as music legend Nina Simone in an upcoming biopic. The controversy involves Saldana’s physical beauty relative to Simone’s physical beauty, the fact that the filmmaker failed to interview Simone’s surviving family members and created a love story for the film between Simone and her openly gay best friend, when there was no romantic relationship between the two in Simone’s real life.

Susanna Osbourne of Global Grind reports the following:

After being seen in dark makeup and an afro wig, people felt that Zoe Saldana was not the right actress for the job because she doesn’t have the Afrocentric features Nina did. 

Now, Zoe has finally spoken up for herself.

Here what Saldana has to say in the video below posted on Hip Hollywood.

What do you think? Are critics being too hard on Saldana? Answer in the comment section below.

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