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Zoe Saldana Nina Simone Biopic

The Person Who Nina Simone Wanted to Play Her in a Biopic Might Surprise You

Al Schackman | Posted 04.19.2016 | Black Voices
Al Schackman

Nina and I first met in 1957, played a magical set together, and remained the closest of friends and colleagues for 46 years until her passing in 2003. For history and accuracy I feel compelled to comment on the heated debate that is currently being waged over the movie.

Zoe Saldana On Nina Simone Criticism: 'I Didn't Think I Was Right For The Part'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.16.2015 | Black Voices

The topic of race and casting in Hollywood resurfaced in the weeks since Entertainment Weekly published an essay by actor Michael B. Jordan on May 22....

More Drama For Nina Simone's Biopic

Posted 05.21.2014 | Black Voices

The highly-anticipated Nina Simone biopic, “Nina,” is set to make its debut during a screening at this year’s annual Cannes Film Festival on Thu...

Zoe Saldana Opens Up About Being A Black Latina

VOXXI | Jonathan Muñoz | Posted 09.23.2013 | Latino Voices

Glam Belleza Latina will feature none other than Zoe Saldana on its fall cover. The magazine sat down with the Dominican-American actress to talk a...

India.Arie: It Was Not My Intention To Be Hard On Zoe Saldana

Posted 06.28.2013 | Black Voices

In recent months, India.Arie has faced a hailstorm of criticism for lightening her skin on the cover of her latest single, “Cocoa Butter,” and has...

WATCH: Zoe Saldana Responds To Nina Simone Biopic Criticism

Posted 03.06.2013 | Black Voices

After widespread backlash broke out in response to Zoe Saldana's casting in the forthcoming biopic of iconic jazz singer Nina Simone, the 34-year-old ...

Controversy Surrounding Zoe Saldana Playing Nina Simone Ignites

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 11.27.2012 | Black Voices

Controversy surrounding the casting of actress Zoe Saldana in a biopic of iconic jazz singer Nina Simone continues to heat up with a petiti...

Jill Scott: I Think Zoe Should Wear A Prosthetic Nose To Play Nina

Posted 10.11.2012 | Black Voices

Zoe is an incredible actress–I think that she’s a fine actress. I think that there should be some work done, like a prosthetic nose would be helpf...