*Are filmmakers at a loss of actors or just trying too hard?

So Zoe Saldana was spotted sporting a terrible Afro wig and some bad makeup to play Nina Simone.

Not to criticize Zoe, because the girl can act. But this just can’t be the right role for her. Does the public have a say so in the matter at this point?

Well, apparently not.

However, fans of the late singer produced a petition, hoping to get the filmmakers’ attention.

“Playing Nina Simone could be one of the more definitive roles as far as biopics go–it’s not that Saldana isn’t a talented actress, but it’s hard to imagine there isn’t another Black actress out there who couldn’t evoke a better Nina,” writes Hello Beautiful.

zoe saldana & nina simone