I grew up surrounded by friends and family members who looked like all of these races, but all I knew at three was that they were all Jamaican. When I'd visit from Canada and arrived at the airport in Kingston, Jamaica, we'd be picked up by my uncle who looked Chinese, go home to his kids who were mixed Chinese and black, get a visit from my cousin who was mostly white and then take a trip to see my dads side of the family who was pretty much all black.
By casting someone who looks so unlike Simone, but has whiter, more favoured features erases her in her own movie. That just doesn't make sense. It's not as though Saldana can't make her best efforts as an actress to try to try and put herself if Simone's dark skin and embody her character, but why is she needed to do that when there are so many other actresses who have lived this life themselves.
03/08/2016 10:18 EST
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