|Angie in Alexander|
|Sulaf as Cleo|
If we put historical accuracy and race debate thing , I will choose Angelina over Sulaf despite my fears that Angelina would repeat her bad accent acting in Alexander. I will choose Angelina because I know we will not see her son Maddox as Ptolemy XIII !! Sulaf and her hubby have insisted on casting their Son Hamza as Ptolemy XIII despite his young age !! Yes the kid will play his mother's brother and husband too in the TV series. Of course the Syrian diva is speaking in the media now before Ramadan on how it was difficult and hard to consider her son as her nemesis in front of the camera !!
|Liz as Cleo|
Now to speak about the race and color debate , Cleopatra was from the Greek Ptolemaic dynasty which means we are speaking about a Mediterranean look, yet according to history the dynasty mingled with the Egyptians so we are speaking about a mix Mediterranean between north African look , which is the look of modern Egyptian now : a fair colored skin. Beautiful late Soad Hosni may Allah bless her soul would have been a fantastic Cleopatra.
|Soad Hosni as Cleo in Zeezee's family|
I do not know why we have this conversation in the 21st century and why African Americans are angry from Cleopatra's skin color deception , already history is not to be taken from films and again I will say that Africa does not need a Black Cleopatra in the first place to prove its greatness. Historically Cleopatra was more smart than beautiful , her attractiveness was not in her looks but in her mind and this for me is more than her skin color.
I hope that next film produced about the famous and legendary Queen of the Nile would portray her as a smart woman not a beautiful woman.
Ironically no one asked the opinions of Egyptians in this debate as usual but of course most Egyptians especially men will not say no to Sulaf or Angelina or any beautiful woman as Cleopatra.