‘Harriet’ Director Kasi Lemmons: “I Did Not Feel That I Had To Beat Black Bodies For Anyone’s Entertainment”

“I did not feel that I had to beat black bodies for anyone’s entertainment, she said. “It’s very important to slavery, obviously. It was incredibly brutal, and we all know that. They have scars, but … news entertainment – BingNews … Read more…

Say What Now? Julia Roberts Was Suggested to Play Harriet Tubman By Studio Exec, According to ‘Harriet’ Screenwriter

Harriet Tubman, the very Black slave-turned-abolitionist whose life has been portrayed onscreen in the historical drama ‘Harriet,’ could’ve been played by none other than the very white Julia Roberts — if one studio exec had his way. The film’s screenwriter … Read more…

Studio Exec Suggested Julia Roberts Play Harriet Tubman, ‘Harriet’ Screenwriter Says

Multi-talented multi-hyphenate Cynthia Erivo plays Harriet Tubman in Kasi Lemmons’ biopic “Harriet.” But according to “Harriet’s” screenwriter, Gregory Allen Howard, Julia Roberts — yes, white woman Julia Roberts — was once suggested by a studio executive to play the role. … Read more…

“Harriet” Star Cynthia Erivo Responds to Backlash Over Her Casting | Oprah At Home | OWN

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