There is bleaching in Hollywood, and then – the studio management thought it was a good idea Julia Roberts play Harriet Tubman … according to the author of the NEW movie "Harriet".
scenarist Gregory Allen Howard says the ridiculous scene collapsed over 25 years ago during a meeting on the pitch about the Tubman project. Howard says the director told the room … "This script is fantastic. Let Julia Roberts play Harriet Tubman. "
Roberts was then widely considered America's beloved after he starred in hits such as "Steel Magnolias," "Pretty Woman," and "Pelican Brief."
Howard says that when someone noticed to the management of the studio that Tubman was black and Roberts should not play this role, he replied … "It was so long ago. Nobody will know the difference. "
Fortunately, the Hollywood honcho did not reach him and flashed forward until 2019 … Howard's film about the legendary abolition of the death penalty, which brought hundreds of slaves to free thanks to the underground railway, is already in theaters.
Of course, the cast of the black British actress Cynthia Erivo it was also criticized … because she is not African American. I can't please everyone.
BTW – Howard is best known for the next blockbuster movie about racial relations in America … "Remember the Titans."