Simone Biles is America's golden girl in more ways than one, and it surely won't be long before she gets the biopic treatment.
When it comes to who will play the Olympic champion, Simone already has her actor of choice picked out — but Twitter is definitely not here for this one.
So, who does the 4'8", mahogany-skinned beauty want to play her in a film? That would be — drumroll, please — none other than Zendaya.
Aaaand, Twitter let out a collective "WTF?" on that one.
Simone shared her choice on Access Hollywood, prompting even host Scott Evans to ask her if she wanted to reconsider, given their obvious physical differences. But Simone held her ground, saying, “But that’s fine. Everyone says I look taller on tv anyways. I want Zendaya to play me, I’m sorry.”
Simone Biles would want Zendaya to play her in a movie about her life pic.twitter.com/92ZYE0VJsx— Zendaya Media (@ZendayaMedia) August 26, 2016
Well, the height difference is obviously not the only thing that's making folks pause. Twitter is giving her all kinds of side-eye over the choice:
Please tell me that Simone biles didn't actually say that she wants zendaya to play her in a film. Girl wot u sayin?— nigerian jollof (@hannahuguru95) August 28, 2016
Simone Biles dark as medium roast coffee and want Zendaya to play her in the movie? pic.twitter.com/tS0W4rFo4U— The Unorthodox Duck (@GeauxGabby) August 28, 2016
Skai Jackson could play Simone biles.... If anyone. Zendaya is like 5'9" and yella. How sway? pic.twitter.com/NbR5T2bw1a— TashurRaquel ™ (@TashurRaquel) August 28, 2016
Welp, we certainly understand the skepticism over this choice, but at this point it seems pretty clear that this casting is never gonna actually happen — especially considering the backlash Zendaya got when she tried to play Aaliyah.
Regardless of who plays her, Simone's story is definitely one of the most inspiring we've ever seen in sports. Catch up on all her #BlackGirlMagic with BET Breaks, above.
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