Zoe Saldana Takes Issue With Hollywood White-Washing

By Qimmah Saafir May 27, 2015

Zoe Saldana hit Facebook to support Michael B. Jordan’s Entertainment Weekly essay  “Why I’m Torching the Color Line.” Jordan wrote the piece in response to complaints that he is playing Johnny Storm, a traditionally white Marvel character, in the upcoming "Fantastic Four" film.

Saldana, who has caught her own share of heat over wearing dark brown makeup and a prosthetic nose to play Nina Simone, remarked on the longtime practice of Hollywood casting white actors as black people. She cited Angelina Jolie playing journalist Mariane Pearl, who is Dutch, Afro-Cuban and noticibly darker than the actress, and Elizabeth Taylor, who played the black Egyptian queen Cleopatra.

Read her post below.