Actress Zoe Saldana who has been in franchises as important as Marvel, Avatar or Star Trek, regrets one of her roles.
Zoe Saldana She is one of the highest grossing actresses in history thanks to the fact that she has participated in many famous roles throughout her career. Neytiri in Avatar, Uhura in Star Trek and Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy, to name just a few. But she also played Nina Simone, an iconic figure, whose film ended up being criticized by the press and Simone's heirs.
Four years later, Zoe Saldana He has publicly apologized for taking on the role of the legendary music star. Since she regrets playing Simone, a role for which she wore a prosthetic nose and makeup that darkened her skin. The star didn't bluntly say she thinks she shouldn't have been involved in the movie.
"I should never have played Nina Simone," admitted Zoe Saldana. "I should have tried everything in my power to choose a black woman to play an exceptionally perfect black woman."
When the film was released, she defended her right to play Simone, although she now regrets it.
On that occasion he commented that "There is no one way to be black." Clearly, actress Zoe Saldana completely changed her mind ever since, and went on to explain why she came to feel like she was wrong for the role.
"That is growth and it is painful. So I thought I had permission because I was a black woman, and I am, "said Zoe Saldana. "But it was Nina Simone, and Nina had a life and journey that should have been and should be honored in the most specific detail because she was a person specifically detailed about her voice, her opinions, her views, her music, and her art. . And she was very honest. She deserved better. "
By last, Zoe Saldana She was excited when she apologized for this misstep and encouraged another actress to step forward and tell Simone's story.
"I'm sorry, I'm so sorry because I love your music," said Zoe Saldana. "It was not enough. That being said, she is one of our giants and someone else should step up. Someone else should tell their story. "
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