Winnie Mandela disclosed in an interview with CNN. that she is not thrilled about an upcoming biopic of hers saying she was not consulted about the movie.
Popular U.S preacher Bishop T.D. Jakes, produced the movie, chronicling the love story of former South African president Nelson Mandela and his ex-wife, Winnie Mandela.The movie titled ‘Winnie’ stars Grammy and Oscar winner, Jennifer Hudson as Winnie, and acclaimed actor Terrence Howard as Mandela.
A version of the film was screened at the Toronto Film Festival in September of last year, but received mixed reviews and considerable backlash. One reason being that Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard star as Winnie and Nelson Mandela, rather than South African actors, but also because Winnie Mandela was never consulted during the production of the film.
she said“I have absolutely nothing against Jennifer, but I have everything against the movie itself…I was not consulted. I am still alive, and I think that it is a total disrespect to come to South Africa, make a movie about my struggle and call that movie some translation of a romantic life of Winnie Mandela…is an insult…”