Nina Simone Wanted Whoopi Goldberg to Play Her in Biopic

Whoopi says the late singer suggested she play her in her biographical movie

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Before Nina Simone passed away in 2003, she wanted Whoopi Goldberg to portray her in her biography, according to Whoopi.

“Well, you know, they got somebody younger, prettier and don’t look nothing like Nina to do it,” said The Color Purple star sarcastically to Joy Behar on her show, Joy Behar: Say Anything!

There has been controversy regarding Zoe Saldana being the choice to play Nina Simone, which have come along with online protests asking for her to be removed from the project.

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