Kristen Bell To Relinquish Role As ‘Molly’ In ‘Central Park’ To Black Or Mixed-Race Actress

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!


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