Kristen Bell & Jenny Slate Leave Black and Biracial Animated Roles

Kristen Bell & Jenny Slate Leave Black and Biracial Animated Roles

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

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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.

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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.”

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