South African Actors Aren’t Feelin JHud Playing Winnie Mandela in Upcoming Film

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We agree with South African actors on this one:

South African actors want to stop Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson from playing Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in a new film on the ex-wife of the nation’s first black president, reports said Monday.

The Creative Workers Union of South Africa said using foreign actors to tell the country’s stories undermined efforts to develop the national film industry.

“It can’t happen that we want to develop our own Hollywood and yet bring in imports,” the union’s president Mabutho Sithole said in The Citizen newspaper.

“This decision must be reversed, it must be stopped now,” union secretary general Oupa Lebogo said in The Times. “If the matter doesn’t come up for discussion, we will push for a moratorium to be placed on the film.”

Hudson, who scooped a best supporting actress Oscar in 2007 for the musical “Dreamgirls”, landed the role of Madikizela-Mandela last month. The film will be directed by South African film-maker Darrell J. Roodt, whose films include “Cry, The Beloved Country” and “Sarafina.”

Greedy American actors always trying to take all the good parts…it’s time to give some other folks a little shine.

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  • From Holland

    1st

  • From Holland

    LOL…Winnie

  • From Holland

    They had nothing to say about Hotel Rawanda or The Last King of Scotland??…….

  • KeepNit2Real

    I agree. Let some other ugly African lady play that part.

  • http://blackstar69.com BlackStar69

    Oscar time again! They might already have the trailer over on BlackStar69.com.

  • skye

    Actually South Africans have been complaining about EVERY flick that’s based on the struggle heroes and other important leaders/people being played by American or European actors. And why shouldn’t we, why must it take hollywood actors to play those parts. It’s insulting and absolutely not cool. And no offence to the chosen actors like J-Hud though, we love her, but it’s about time that we look to our own people to play our own leaders.

  • http://deleted Simone

    IDK.
    Jennifer Hudson Is A Good Actress.
    I Think She Would Do A Good Job.

  • Rihanna's sharp n witchy finger to the oath

    I can dig it, Skye

  • Nique

    @KeepNit2Real

    Is that how you really feel early this morning??!

  • Glok...!

    RIGHT ON WINNIE …THE JHUD BYTCH AINT NO SOUTH AFRICAN AND SHE DONT HAVE THE COURAGE AND STRENGTH YOU HAVE SIS WINNIE, RIGHT ON …THEY GOT PLENTY FINE SOUTH AFRICAN SISTAZ WITH THE REAL ACCENTS THAT CAN PLAY YOU BETTER!

  • skye

    @KeepNit2Real…

    I am not even suprised by yr ignorant comment. Clearly u have no idea what South African women look like, all u concerned about is talking out yr neck about $hit u know nothing about.

    Get a clue! No infact get an education!

  • Glok...!

    THATZ RIGHT SOME S.AFRICAN SISTAZ WILL MAKE SOME OF YOU US SISTAZ LOOK SHAME …..IN THE AZZ AREA….THEY GOT THEM GLOBAL LOOKING AZZez, very plump and juicy looking!

  • WhatAWorld

    I would have to agree,there just doing that because of her status.Give someone else a chance!

  • From Holland

    @ ummmm

    …YANNO!!!!

  • 2much4u28

    @Da Key
    ___________________

    I agree….

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