Jill Scott Says Zoe Saldana Has Potential To Be Nina Simone – With Some Darker Skin & A Different Nose



As reported by MSDTV, Mary J. Blige was replaced by actress Zoe Saldana for the Nina Simone bio-pic.

When news broke – there seemed to be many skeptics on the Zoe playing the iconic singer. Interestingly enough – one singer/actress has Zoe’s back – albeit she gets a little darker and fixes her nose…

Jill Scott chimes in on the controversy explaining Zoe could play Nina if she gets a prosthetic nose and skin darkening make-up.

Jill tells Hello Beautiful 

“Zoe is an incredible actress–I think that she’s a fine actress. I think that there should be some work done, like a prosthetic nose would be helpful and definitely some darker makeup. If Forest Whittaker can become darker in “The Last King Of Scotland” than I believe Nina should be treated with that respect. She was very adamant about her color about her nose about her shape and her self and there needs to be some homage paid to that.”

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