The acting ain't terrible but Zoe looks like Don Cheadle if he was dressed as Shirley Chisholm dressed as Nina Simone for Halloween — MonsterKing (@CerromeRussell) March 2, 2016
Photo: giphy.com While a decent actress, Saldana's attempts to darken her caramel hue to resemble Simone failed. The black face backlash could have been avoided if a darker-skinned actress was originally cast. Below are 12 actresses better suited to accurately portray Nina Simone.
The fault of the Nina Simone fiasco isn't casting but the makeup job. Zoe Saldana has been blue and green before HOW CANT SHE BE DARK BROWN— Ashley Nicole (@geeksandcleats) March 2, 2016