Zoe Saldana Responds To Nina Simone Backlash

After news of a biopic on world-renowned singer Nina Simone surfaced last year, fans and spectators were filled with memories of the singer and her iconic music. But once the actress who’s scheduled to depict Nina Simone was announced, a few people were left uneasy sparking petitions and uncertainty.

Zoe Saldana decided not to comment on the backlash she received about her non-resemblance to the late singer or her ability to sing until now.

In a short interview with HipHollywood, the Colombiana actress said, “I guess what kept me from being hurt by the negative comments was that I’m doing it for my sisters and my brothers, and I don’t care who tells me I’m not this or I’m not that. I know who I am, and I know what Nina Simone means to me.”

Read the rest of the interview and watch the video at VIBE Vixen.