Unsung Presents: Music & The Movement

Remembering the songs of the movement

Feeling It Or Nah? Zoe Saldana As Nina Simone

by TV One Staff

March 11, 2016

The internet was not having it when news surfaced that Afro-Latina actress, Zoe Saldana, was cast to play Nina Simone, the high priestess of soul.

To add fuel to the fire, we caught a glimpse of Zoe in the movie’s trailer with darkened skin and a prosthetic nose, and witnessed the most epic clapback ever via twitter from Nina Simone’s estate:

So what do you think? You know we love a good biopic and a behind-the-scenes special (Our first Unsung biopic, Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story premieres June 12, 7/6c).

Should we give the actress who marched her way into HBCU hearts everywhere (shameless Drumline reference) a chance? Or should producers go back to the drawing board and choose a new leading lady?

Per usual, Hello Beautiful takes a deeper dive so you can have a more informed opinion.