Zoe Saldana Covers Fashion Magazine, Talks Nina Simone Role Controversy


Actress Zoe Saldana covers the August cover story from FASHION Magazine in Canada. The star shines in a Julien Macdonald dress for the image lensed by Chris Nicholls and styled by Zeina Esmail.

Inside the issue, Zoe talks about starring in the upcoming Nina Simone biopic. Critics have complained that Zoe is too light to play the iconic singer (she wears dark makeup and a prosthetic nose in the film).

The L’Oreal Paris face says about the controversy: “I handled the role with the same love, the same respect and the same pride that any other black person would, because I am a black woman, a proud Latino black woman, and nobody’s going to take that right from me.”