Strange Fruit: 10 Black Actresses Who Could Have Played Nina Simone Better Than Zoe Saldana

- By Bossip Staff
9 of 18

10 Black Actresses Who Should Have Been Cast As Nina Simone

The controversy over Zoe Saldana being cast as Nina Simone continues to rage on this week after the trailer was released today to a hail of tomatoes and tidal wave of slander.

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Zoe Saldana, who wore a fake nose, oversized teeth and NW90 MAC foundation for the role has been blasted by celebrities and fans for taking the role of the iconic dark-skinned singer. It’s pretty damn disrespectful to put an actress in blackface when Hollywood is filled with talented Black women.

Hit the flip to check out a list of women who should have played the legendary Nina Simone next…

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Danai Gurira

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Adepero Oduye

Jill Scott

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Viola Davis

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Lauryn Hill

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    Tika Sumpter

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    Lupita Nyong’o

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