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Zoe Saldana apologises for playing Nina Simone with darkened skin and prosthetic nose in biopic

1 month ago   |   By Metro

Zoe Saldana said she shouldn't have been cast as Nina Simone
Zoe Saldana has apologised for playing Nina Simone in the biopic, Nina, saying the legendary singer ‘deserved better'.
The actress, who is of Dominican and Puerto Rican parentage, faced backlash for darkening her skin and wearing a prosthetic nose to portray Nina in the 2016 film.
Reflecting on the casting, Zoe tearfully said she should never have played the civil rights activist and called for a different actress to step up to the role.
‘I should have never played Nina,' the Avatar star told Pose creator Steven Canals on...
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Zoe Saldana sorry for playing Nina Simone in 2016 biopic

Zoe Saldana sorry for playing Nina Simone in 2016 biopic

1 month ago   |   By Evening Standard

The role involved darkening her skin and wearing a prosthetic nose
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