Zoe Saldana is portraying late jazz musician Nina Simone in the upcoming biopic, Nina, and here's the first pic of the actress all done up!
Well, we shouldn't say "all" done up because the source doesn't know if there is still more make-up to be added. Either way, Zoe is pretty much unrecognizable!
The movie will tell the story of the pianist's rise to stardom while profiling her relationship with manager Clifton Henderson.
Mike Epps also joined the cast last week to play Richard Pryor, who frequently opened for the musician when they were both starting out in the early 60s.
Check out pics of the woman that Mz. Saldana is bringing back to life on the big screen (below) to see the resemblance!
[Image via Indiewire.]
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A classical music critic is raising hell over Yuja Wang's outfit choice when she performed at the Hollywood Bowl last week.
The 24 year old took the stage in a tight orange mini dress, which according to LA Times writer Mark Swed isn't appropriate classical attire for the year 2011.
"Her dress Tuesday was so short and tight that had there been any less of it, the Bowl might have been forced to restrict admission to any music lover under 18 not accompanied by an adult."
Classical music is incredibly stuffy, so it's actually refreshing to see a pianist like Yuja wearing something like that.
At the end of the day, does it really matter? She's a young artist performing at the Hollywood Bowl in August! All you need to do is sit back, enjoy the music and let the girl wear whatever she wants.
What do U think about Yuja Wang's dress? Inappropriate or not???
[Image courtesy of LA Times.]
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