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fans calling for michaela coel to do a nina simone biopic

January 25, 2018
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Michaela Coel has had a helluva year. It was announced that her hit Netflix series Chewing Gum is returning for a third season (after some confusion), she has starred in Star Wars and Black Mirror, and she is slated as the lead in a musical feature length. We are convinced of her acting chops, and the latter will hopefully display a singing ability that will meet a very huge call for her to fit into some very huge shoes.

Noting the striking resemblance between the two, fans have been petitioning the actress to star in a Nina Simone biopic, making up for the embarrassment that was the controversial film starring Zoe Saldana:

The resemblance is pretty striking, isn’t it? There are the eyes, they prominent cheekbones, and the beautifully full lips. Assuming her musical ability, we think she could pull it off!

Let us know what you think in the comments below!