Angelina Jolie has been tapped to play Cleopatra in the upcoming movie based on her life. Belton explains the fact that people disagree on how Cleopatra looked and her skin color. I with Belton that Cleopatra was not Caucasian. She had Egyptian and Greek blood in her. No way she had blond hair and blue eyes. I think it is sad that Hollywood studios don't believe an actress of African descent can be enough of a box office draw to play Cleopatra. I predict that in 30 years they will have actors not of African descent play Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X. I don't think that is a good idea. It's almost like people think the best way to solve racism is to ignore race. I think that is why we have talk of Spider-man being played by a black man or Wonder Woman being played by Beyonce'. I think we can respect each other's racial differences without ignoring them.
Danielle Belton's The Black Snob - The Snob Blog - Casting Cleopatra: Angelina Jolie Is The New Go-To "Person of Color"