Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Zoe Saldana Regrets Playing Nina Simone


Eight years ago actress Zoe Saldana caused a firestorm after accepting the starring role in a film about Nina Simone, where she darkened her skin and wore a prosthetic nose [click here if you missed that]. 

Zoe tearfully admits she should have never taken the part...


27 comments:

Malika said...

She shouldn't have done it? Duh.

Anonymous said...

It's about time. She has made a lot of insensitive comments over the years and I am glad that it seems she is starting to be more aware of racial issues especially in the entertainment industry.

Anonymous said...

The skin darkening and prosthetic nose was the issue I had because it wasn't necessary. Diana Ross is dark skinned but played Billie Holiday who was very light skinned. Many Black women and White women have played mixed women In movies and I wasn't offended, especially if they delivered in that role. So, if she was going to play Nina she should have done like Diana and just acted so good that people forgot Billie was super light skinned. Lol.If dark complexioned women can play light skinned and mixed women, then it can go both ways, but the nose and darkening the skin was a no no. Coretta King and Rosa Parks were both light skinned women played by dark skinned women who looked absolutely nothing like them, but who cares because the actresses delivered in those roles.

Anonymous said...

She wanted a check and notoriety. It back fired. No need for Willi Wonka tears now honey, your acting skills are limited and so is your career.

Anonymous said...

We tried to tell her.

Anonymous said...

She is not sorry, don't fall it. Just trying to stay relevant.

Is that a weave?

ms mac said...

It took her 10 years to figure this out? So Miss "I don't see color" finally had a spiritual awakening, huh? Lol. Too bad she didn't listen to the hundreds if not thousands of people (including the gorgeous Sheryl Lee Ralph and Salli Richardson) who sounded off about her poor decision making. But I guess since she has Marvel movies to fall back on she no longer needs to be the token "Black" woman by Hollywood standards. Child bye.

I'm so unimpressed with her. I don't know what these crocodile tears are for. Women like her irk my nerves because they pretend not to know their light-skin privilege and then try to weaponize it when people call them out on it. She knew exactly what she was doing when she took that role. Her and old color struck Robert Johnson were gaslighting TF out of us because they knew damn well who Nina Simone was and what her greatest pain point was -- her color.

I guess Zoe thought the controversy would bring views or create a dialogue and it backfired. Good! Now hopefully she'll scurry off somewhere with her colorless baby daddy and colorless babies and go live peacefully and quietly colorlessly.

NiyabinghiWerewolfObeahWoman said...

Fuck this hoe.

Anonymous said...

And that was acting as well

Wanda said...

Black People TOLD Her she should NOT play that role back then. It was insulting. It was White Folks way of Disrespect Blacks. They rather pick a Latino to play a 4C Hair BLACK Woman to Show their hate toward Black People. GTFOHWTBS Zoe Deal With It

Anonymous said...

You never hear of this happening to Yts. Their actors look and speak like the person they are portraying down to the last, T.

Anonymous said...

She was talking real greasy back then saying people were just jealous because she had the skills to play Nina Simone. She's not sorry, just talking to be talking. Carry on.

Sdedee said...

lil tink tink must have lost a Latina role to yt or something. She did not come up with these fake tears for nothing. keep your ears and eyes open. It will come out!

Monique said...

Oh please, cry ne a river somewhere else. You know DAMN WELL YOU SHOULD'VE TOOK THE ROLE FROM A BLACK MORE TALENT ACTRESS. YOU GET NO EMPATHY FROM ME

Anonymous said...

I cant remember a single role she played where she knocked it out the park. How did she get her roles? No skill set.

Anonymous said...

Fuck this bitch. I guess nobody is checking for her non acting ass.

Alma's Daughter said...

She knew it was wrong when she did it. She just thought she could get away with it. She was cool with it as long as white people were cool with it. Moving on.

Felicia said...

I refuse to press play!! I’ve been done with her ass when “Columbiana” came out. Her acting SUCKS!!

Unknown said...

I like Columbia, thought she was good

Anonymous said...

Did she give a fuck when there was an uproar YEARS ago? Why the tears and bullshit now? I ain't watched anything she was in other than avatar and that was on accident

Anonymous said...

Viola Davis would have been fantastic in that role.

Unknown said...

I LOVE THESE COMMENTS. ALL OF THEM ARE GOOD.

Anonymous said...

@ 1:25 she was in "Avengers: End Game" and "Avatar" the 2 top grossing movies of all time. OF ALL TIME .

Anonymous said...

@11:56am What has that bitch done lately???? That was in past.

Anonymous said...

She got her nigga wake up call, lol!!! I know first hand she's a bitch. No fucks given. Girl bye!

Anonymous said...

@11:56 she has 4 avatar sequels in the works. She's part of 3 Disney theme park attractions. What has anyone done lately ?

Anonymous said...

I am mixed and I remember thinking Zoe was a dimwit for statements that she made in a magazine interview. She said (I’m paraphrasing here) that things had changed because we had a black president and that it wasn’t as hard for black women to get roles in Hollywood anymore because she was able to get roles. But she’s mixed.

It’s too late now to say she shouldn’t have done blah blah blah, she shouldn’t have been so arrogant then.

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