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Zoe Saldana apologises for playing Nina Simone: ‘She deserved better’

Zoe Saldana apologises for playing Nina Simone: ‘She deserved better’

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Actress Zoe Saldana has apologised for playing Nina Simone in a heavily criticised 2016 biopic.The Marvel star, who is of Dominican and Puerto Rican descent, wore a prosthetic nose and skin-darkening make-up for the role.Simone's estate refused to endorse the film, and the late singer's daughter questioned the casting decision.In a new interview, originally broadcast live on Instagram, Saldana said: "I should have never played Nina."I should have done everything in my power with the leverage that I had 10 years ago, which was a different leverage, but it was leverage nonetheless."I should have done everything in my power to cast a black woman to play an exceptionally perfect black woman."Writing on the official Nina Simone Facebo...