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.
Last edited by Cybelle Darkholme; Jul 30th, 2003 at 02:18 AM.