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For the November issue of ELLE magazine, Zoe Saldana is one of three leading ladies on the cover of their Women in Hollywood edition. Her baby bump is covered in a fun Lanvin frock, but inside, she might be ruffling a few feathers in her interview where she addresses playing Nina Simone in the upcoming biopic.

After she was casted, the mommy-to-be faced a lot of criticism, and she admits to being reluctant to take the role, revealing:

“I actually encouraged Cynthia to cast someone else. But she came to me and said that everybody was afraid, and I thought, ‘Shit, then how can we complain that there aren’t enough films about African-American iconic figures?’

Nina is set to release sometime this year, but in the meantime, pick up a copy of the Women in Hollywood issue when it hits stands October 21, and check out Zoe’s fellow cover girls Tina Fey and Jennifer Garner below.

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