A Much Darker-Skinned Zoe Saldana Stirs Controversy Playing Nina Simone In The Trailer For Nina! Watch & Cast Your Vote!
The trailer for the upcoming biopic Nina is finally here, but not everyone is loving Zoe Saldana's portrayal of cultural icon Nina Simone.
Ever since the Star Trek Beyond actress was cast as the legendary singer, critics raised concerns with the choice to have a lighter-skinned actress play Simone — whose darker skin was a key focal point in her music.
And after the trailer featured Saldana with dark makeup and a nose prosthetic — people were NOT happy!
While it's certainly not full-on blackface, the fact that Saldana's appearance had to be altered so much to resemble the civil rights activist left fans wondering why she was even cast in the first place.
Obviously, plenty of actors have changed up their appearances to play characters in films — but do YOU think they went too far with Saldana's makeup?
Ch-ch-check out the trailer (below) and take our poll!