Kristen Bell & Jenny Slate Leave Black and Biracial Animated Roles

Kristen Bell & Jenny Slate Leave Black and Biracial Animated Roles

Kristen Bell and Jenny Slate have announced they will stop voicing Black and biracial animated characters on “Central Park” and “Big Mouth”.

Big Mouth’s Jenny Slate and Central Park’s Kristen Bell are stepping down from their roles on the animated series, which will both recast the characters with a Black or mixed-race actor. “Ending my portrayal of ‘Missy’ is one step in a life-long process of uncovering the racism in my actions,” Slate wrote on Instagram of her the role on the animated Netflix series.

Bell, who played the role of Molly Tillerman, who is mixed race, on the Apple TV+ series, posted: “This is a time to acknowledge our acts of complicity. Here is one of mine.”