The information that Angelina Jolie could play Cleopatra in the biopic based on Stacey Schiff's book, The Life of Cleopatra, stirred up the negro organizations in the United States. According to the Examiner, their representatives wonder why the Queen of Egypt should be played by a white actress.
`` Frankly speaking, I don't care how seductive Angelina Jolie has lips, how many African children she has adopted, and how many tonal cream she would have to use for this role. I'm just absolutely sure that Cleopatra should be played by a black actress, '' said the editor of Essence magazine, which is focused on young African-American women.
Recall that producer Scott Rudin acquired the rights to movie the book, and he invited Jolie to play the most famous woman of the Ancient World.
The Topic of Article: African Americans outraged by Angelina Jolie as Cleopatra.