Angelina Jolie in AlexanderA few weeks back we ran a story on the strong rumour that Angelina Jolie was set to play Cleopatra in a new movie biopic. Well, rumour or not, the story has already kicked up a meaty race debate with US magazine Essence finding Jolie's proposed role an 'insult' claiming that the actress is "too white" to play the famous Egyptian queen.

Essence stated the following in a recent article: 'Honestly, I don't care how full Angelina Jolie's lips are, how many African children she adopts, or how bronzed her skin will become for the film, I firmly believe this role should have gone to a black woman. Were Vanessa Williams, Halle Berry and Thandie Newton unavailable for auditions that day?'

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