The Nina Simone Story – She’s wearing Blackface. (New Trailer)
Have you seen the new trailer for the Nina Simone movie starring Zoe Zaldana? She’s wearing blackface. The film is being released on April 22. Zoe was announced as the star of the Nina Simone movie in 2012 and the drama started almost immediately. Most folks thinks its in poor taste for Zoe to play Nina Simone.
1. because she is not African American 2. because she doesn’t look a bit like Nina Simone.
There are lots of folks who feel the same way and Nina’s daughter Simone has stated her displeasure for having Zoe play her mom on more than one occasion.
“Please take Nina’s name out your mouth. For the rest of your life.”
and Simon tweeted:
“Hopefully people begin to understand this is painful. Gut-wrenching, heartbreaking, nauseating, soul-crushing. It shall pass, but for now…”
“I love Zoe Saldana, we all love Zoe… From Avatar to Colombiana, I’ve seen those movies a few times. But not every project is for everybody. And I know what my mother would think. I just don’t get it…”
Almost all Hollywood movies depicting a persons life are cast with actors who visually resemble their characters; well, that is except when other races want to write our movies. I will say though I’m extremely disappointed that the starring role was not better cast. I originally planned to boycott the movie but after watching the trailer below I’m a little intrigued. What do you think; will you be watching on April 22?
Check it out: