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Yeah I don't approve of this at all.

 
 
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...So this is happening.
All I can say is ..... Oh dear!

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This absolutely ridiculous.
Nina Simone played by Zoe Saldana .... this says a lot about Hollywood and that's just sad.I love Zoe but this is wrong at every single level.

 
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I need to see more set pics to pass judgment. I didn't know the project was getting greenlit this quickly?

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Wow, the hair and makeup on the set of Nina look awful.

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They can't be serious with that wig. I don't think she knows what she's getting herself into with this role, poor girl.

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This absolutely ridiculous.
Nina Simone played by Zoe Saldana .... this says a lot about Hollywood and that's just sad.I love Zoe but this is wrong at every single level.
I agree. I will never understand how it is that Kerry Washington and/or Adepero Oduye got passed over and were probably never even considered for this.

 
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I agree. I will never understand how it is that Kerry Washington and/or Adepero Oduye got passed over and were probably never even considered for this.
i agree with you, such a shame

 
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I believe Oduye was considered. Even Viola Davis.

 
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They can't be serious with that wig. I don't think she knows what she's getting herself into with this role, poor girl.
This. It's not even a project that is backed by Nina Simone's estate, nor is it being developed by a really great set of directors/producers. The really sad thing is that Simone's look was what made her so special - the fact that she wasn't light skinned and that she embraced her beauty as it was.

This movie will either surprise us and be great or go down as a travesty. I do adore Zoe for her style but I've never seen her in a dramatic performance that has blown me away. Hopefully she will surprise us...

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Who is her stylist?
I remember reading about her being Nina a few months ago, and seeing Nina's daughter saying she respected Zoe as an actress but that she as completely wrong to play her, when there are other actresses out there who are darker and look better to play the role, and are also great actresses. I just don't understand why she was picked? What about her makes someone think of Nina Simone? It's just because she's a popular actress.

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The really sad thing is that Simone's look was what made her so special - the fact that she wasn't light skinned and that she embraced her beauty as it was
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Exactly. Zoe was cast as her because to Hollywood, she's black enough and "safe" for white audiences. Ridiculous.

 
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I never really saw Zoe as "light skinned", but I do agree she
doesn't fit the description of Nina AT ALL.

Viola would have been perfect. Zoe can act though, so hopefully
she does the role justice.

 
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Exactly. Zoe was cast as her because to Hollywood, she's black enough and "safe" for white audiences. Ridiculous.
It is ridiculous. And sad

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I'll save the judgement cos I didn't get behind will as ali or jamie foxx as ray and look how those turned out.
I'll wait to bash until I see it.

 
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