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While on the red carpet of the new TV show “Underground,” Black actresses talked about the recent casting of Zoe Saldana in the Nina Simone biopic. Check out what they had to say and be sure to share your thoughts below.

Black actresses talk about Zoe Saldana playing Nina Simone

Mike Melendy

Cinematographer, photographer, and camera professional from San Francisco, California based in Hollywood.


  1. Shaniqua Lynn Farrior on March 4, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Please label the actresses correctly. The actress you spoke last IS NOT SHERYL LEE RALPH. 🙂

    • Mike Melendy on March 4, 2016 at 4:10 pm

      Thank you. Her name is Amirah Vann.

  2. Shaniqua Lynn Farrior on March 4, 2016 at 11:27 am


  3. Missgee62 on March 4, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Lmao when they got quiet at first I was like yep I know what they are thinking. We all know the casting was wrong and instead of seeing that travesty I wanna see who the casting person is and how they thought she could do this in black face! Obviously the casting and director is not black! They are friggin out of touched and I’m mad at Z for accepting the role.