why in the FUCK are you casting people like Zoe Saldana to play people like Nina Simone.
When you have actors who are way more talented and actually resemble the people you want to portray. Like Lorraine flippin’ Toussaint!!!!!
I never stated that I thought Zoe wantr talented. Do I think Lorraine Toussaint is a far superior actress and could better grasp the story of Nina Simone? Absolutely.
Also I understand she is just trying to get paid. But I wish some more thought would’ve went into that role on her part. We also have to start making better choices as a society as to what we’ve going to accept. If we as black people want our stories to start being portrayed correctly then we just have to stop just accepting stuff and stop “just trying to get paid”. The time for getting paid for shucking and jiving has to come to an end.
I completely agree with you with both Lorriane and what we need to do better as a society. First Lorriane would capture and embody Nina perfectly like Will as Ali and Jamie as Ray but at the same time, Angela bassett looked nothing like Tina. But you xouldnt tell no one that wasnt Tina Turner. Zoe isnt Angela but thats all I was trying to get at with the talent aspect. You never know how someone would portray someone else until we see it.
Now what we can do as an society doesn’t fall alone to Zoe. To tell white Hollywood that it is unacceptable to just choose a mainstream black actress for any black role is to not go see the movie. That doesn’t mean we don’t support our own in this case, Zoe, we just don’t support the effort put forth to best embody the person she is portraying. Not only do we not support the movie but we explain why. I hope you understand my perspective because I definitely understand yours and for the most part agree. xvodkaandlustx