Zoë Saldana is once again being dragged in these internet streets for playing the role of Nina Simone in the upcoming film, “Nina.” This week, the official poster and trailer for the film was released and it comes as no surprise that some are not a fan of Saldana’s portrayal of the legendary singer.
See a few Twitter reactions below.
As you know, Saldana is of Dominican and Puerto Rican descent, while Simone was African American. According to the backlash, some find it offensive that Saldana wears make-up to darken her skin for the role. The film follows Simone through her legendary career as an American vocalist, particularly her years living in isolation in France after finding it difficult to balance her singing career with her political activism. Nina is directed by first-timer Cynthia Mort.
See the trailer below.