The stunning, diva, gorgeous Zoe Saldana, is a staple on the best-dressed lists, and from the looks of her hot photo shoot with Miami Ocean Drive magazine. She snap on the right list. In the issues, the give deets on her role of playing in Nina Simone biopic on how she receive backlash from the hater of her part in the film. Hater is everywhere... smh...
However check her out as she grace the cover of 'Ocean Drive mag December issue inside.
Okay here the snap: on her playing Nina Simon per ocean drive.com:
The country of France played a pivotal role in the life of her most-anticipated upcoming project, stepping into the formidable shoes of singer-songwriter Nina Simone. It’s a dream job for Saldana, who recalls a time when seeing the icon live in concert was on her bucket list. She never had the chance, as Simone died in 2003 at age 70 (Saldana was at Jazz Fest in New Orleans when she heard the news, and recalls being devastated). But she has the next best thing, bringing the legendary performer and outspoken civil rights activist to life on the big screen.
“It was a very hard, challenging process because I was wearing makeup and then prosthetics, and the last third of the movie we were working six days a week, so everybody’s spent,” she says, explaining that a day of bed rest, followed by a night out in Paris, is just what she needs.
Yet as with many things in her life, the job came with some obstacles. When news broke that Saldana signed on, haters quickly started in on the choice—she’s too light, too skinny, too Hollywood. Even Simone’s own daughter Lisa Simone Kelly weighed in on the casting: “My mother was raised at a time when she was told her nose was too wide, her skin was too dark,” she told The New York Times. “Appearance-wise, this is not the best choice.”
The controversy only made Saldana’s resolve that much stronger. “It’s one of the scariest projects I’ve ever been involved with because it was about an iconic figure, and there were so many political [issues] around it from the beginning, but I really wanted it to be a love song to Nina Simone and I wanted it to just come from a place of absolute love,” she says.
As for backlash about her appearance, she’s not having any of it: “I can’t stop to think about who thinks me to be black enough or not black enough. I know who I am. I like who I am. And I’m not going to explain who I am. I’ve always been like that—I was raised to be that way.Scroll down to see more fab pics...
Watch Zoe behind the scene of ocean drive shoot below:
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