Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone

Many critics have been giving actress Zoe Saldana a hard time about her role in an upcoming biopic about legendary jazz/soul singer Nina Simone, as they felt the half-black/half-Latina actress looked nothing like Nina (aka, she was way too light) and some were offended that the makeup they used on her in the role can sort of be looked at as blackface. In a new interview with HipHollywood, she finally responds to the criticism. Hear what she had to say below.

Marisa Mendez