The author of the biography “Cleopatra: A Life” may be hailing Angelina Jolie as the perfect choice to play the queen, but some folks aren’t so sure.
On African American blogs and message boards, people are speaking out against the casting of Jolie in a role they believe should go to an actress of color.
Essence.com recently featured a commentary titled, “Another White Actress to Play Cleopatra?” where the writer opined, “Honestly, I don't care how full Angelina Jolie's lips are, how many African children she adopts, or how bronzed her skin will become for the film, I firmly believe this role should have gone to a Black woman.”
Of course, if memory serves, Cleo was Greek, not African. But don't let facts get in the way, folks.