There has been a raging debate on social media of late as to who is best suited to play Egyptian Queen Cleopatra in an upcoming Sony biopicaa. Word has it, according to Daily Star Sunday, that Lady Gaga and Angelina Jolie are competing to play the role – one that has almost always been portrayed by a white actress, reigniting the debate about Queen of the Nile’s true ethnicity.
According to BBC News, in 2009, researchers found the remains of a woman they believed to be Princess Arsinoe, Cleopatra’s sister. They believe Arsinoe’s remains, found in Ephesus, Turkey, reveal that her mother (also likely Cleopatra’s) was African.
I'm not sorry to tell y'all but @rihanna definitely has that role owned! Gaga and AJ shouldn't even been in the running. Honestly if a black woman ain't playing Cleopatra, then NOBODY should play the AFRICAN EGYPTIAN QUEEN CLEOPATRA! PERIOD! pic.twitter.com/6z59o4EV9I
— Nick Holmes-McGowan (@MrNickMcgowan) January 14, 2019
(Source: Daily Star Sunday, Lipstick Alley, Twitter)