Kristen Bell is relinquishing her role as “Molly” in the Apple TV+ animated series, “Central Park,” to a black or mixed-race actress.
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In a statement posted on her Instagram page, Kristen wrote:
This is a time to acknowledge our acts of complicity. Here is one of mine.
Playing the character of Molly on Central Park shows a lack of awareness of my pervasive privilege. Casting a mixed race character with a white actress undermines the specificity of the mixed race and Black American experience.
It was wrong and we, on the Central Park team, are pledging to make it right. I am happy to relinquish this role to someone who can give a much more accurate portrayal and I will commit to learning, growing and doing my part for equality and inclusion.
See her original post below:
Good for Kristen Bell! You have to be the change you want to see!
Now, someone get Cree Summer on the line and see if she wants this role!