Angelina Jolie is a Racist Bastard
Like that of Mariane Pearl in A Mighty Heart. Because Mariane's mother was part African many in the black community felt it should have gone to a black actress. Nevermind that Mariane Pearl herself chose Angelina for the part.
And now she has the nerve to play Cleopatra. And the same criticisms are arising.
Race row erupts over casting of Angelina Jolie as Cleopatra
She hasn't even been officially confirmed as having the role, but Angelina Jolie is already receiving criticism over her possible portrayal of the legendary Queen of the Nile.
Jolie, who turned 35 last week, is caught up in a racially charged debate over whether the role should have been played by a black woman.
The new film's producer, Scott Rudin, previously told USA Today the role is being developed with Angelina in mind as she has 'the perfect look'.
But this statement has angered members of the African American community
An Essence Magazine online story asks, 'Another White Actress to Play Cleopatra?'
'Why does Hollywood think it’s even slightly plausible to cast white women in roles that would be more sensible to cast a black actress for? Especially when that role is an African queen.'
The original film was one of the most infamous films of all time.
(I'd say something about her playing with my asp but you've already thought it)