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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old Jul 30th, 2003, 12:28 AM Thread Starter
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Should Whoopi Goldberg play Celia Cruz?

I heard this over the wire yesterday and I heard that the Latinos are very offended in the casting. I am too, cos Whoopi is not latin and shouldn't be taking on such a role. As a black man I feel that she is not the one for the role cos she doesn't look like her and to the best of my knowledge, she doesn't speak spanish.....how will she pull this off?

Did she speak to her agents before she decided to do this role?

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No, only cause I think Whoopi would want to do the singing in real life.

Umm, please name the current "black" spanish speakers in hollywood today? I seriously doubt if its an american project that the person will be a natural born spanish speaker.
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Maybe she will put on a rubber mask to become hispanic, and they will record her dialogue afterwards using a Spanish actress. Now that I would pay to see...
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Maybe she will put on a rubber mask to become hispanic, and they will record her dialogue afterwards using a Spanish actress. Now that I would pay to see...
Why would she need a mask to become hispanic?
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celia was dark-skinned. exactly how much dark-skinned cubans with african roots are in the business today? not too many, i cant even think of one right now.

her and whoopi kinda look the same. i think whoopi can do the singing, if not, they can fake it. did she actually do the singing in sister act or no?


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There are alot of spanish actresses out there who can play Celia. Whoopi is not spanish and cannot play Celia at all.........she is in way over her head.....maybe she can play herself in the Celia movie, but playing Celia is a no go.......she needs to call her pr people and have them call the press to let them know that "as of today Ms. Goldberg has decided not to play Celia Cruz in the upcoming movie due to a fall in the tub" or something but she just can't do it........no way.

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when i said in the business, i was referring to the american market/mainstream, not foreign actresses. name some of the dark-skinned spanish actresses in our mainstream. maybe they are totally slipping my mind??


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I think Miss Patti Labelle would be a better choice but I aint sure if she can do spanish.
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celia cruz was not spainish she was cuban there is a difference. She was hispanic which is also not a race just an all encompassing designation for mexicans, cubans, puerto ricans or other latin american peoples. Hispanic people can be white (spainish extract) black(african extract) yellow(asian extract) or red(native extract) ooo all this extracts makes me feel like baking.

hispanic basically means you hail from a latin american region. thats all it means. if whoopi can do the accent and they get someone else for the singing then why shouldn't she play celia cruz? Its not like foreigners haven't come to america and played americans: Nicole kidman is not american yet she plays them all the time. Mel gibson, same thing. I can go on and on and on and on.

Celia was cuban, so what? Thats why its called acting. If whoopi is good enough she can play a cuban singer without having to be cuban herself.

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celia cruz was not spainish she was cuban there is a difference. She was hispanic which is also not a race just an all encompassing designation for mexicans, cubans, puerto ricans or other latin american peoples. Hispanic people can be white (spainish extract) black(african extract) yellow(asian extract) or red(native extract) ooo all this extracts makes me feel like baking.

hispanic basically means you hail from a latin american region. thats all it means. if whoopi can do the accent and they get someone else for the singing then why shouldn't she play celia cruz? Its not like foreigners haven't come to america and played americans: Nicole kidman is not american yet she plays them all the time. Mel gibson, same thing. I can go on and on and on and on.

Celia was cuban, so what? Thats why its called acting. If whoopi is good enough she can play a cuban singer without having to be cuban herself.
I agree with you but Whoopi is not the best fit cos there are several latin actresses who can play Celia......In a role like this you sometimes need to go with the lesser known actor.........I have seen Whoopi at her best and it is not a good fit for this role.......I prefer to see Iris Chacon or some other latina for that matter.....I am West Indian and when they do a Sidney Poitier movie, I damn sure want to see a West Indian play the role and not someone with a fake accent and who don't know the culture to be representing. When you are playing real life characters, u need to have a little tact in portraying them.....I mean you can get away with it sometimes but 99% of the time it is not reccomended.......

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Who is Celia Cruz?
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Who is Celia Cruz?
try going to http://nydailynews.com and her pic should be on the left hand side of the page...she is a cuban afro singer who passed on two weeks ago...she is a legend in these parts...

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Who is Celia Cruz?
Ohh Blasphemy!

J/K! Check it out

http://wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t...ght=celia+cruz
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Oh my... Sorry I'm from Australia.

Thanks guys, I will check it out.
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