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Kristen Bell is 'Happy to Relinquish' Her Role of Molly on 'Central Park' to Black Actress

Kristen Bell is 'Happy to Relinquish' Her Role of Molly on 'Central Park' to Black Actress

Kristen Bell is reacting to news that she is being re-cast on Central Park.

Earlier on Tuesday (June 24), it was announced that she will no longer be voicing the character a Molly, a biracial teenager on the Apple TV+ animated series. The show also vowed to re-cast her with a Black or mixed race actress.

Kristen is now breaking her silence on the re-cast, saying that playing Molly was an act of complicity that showed a “lack of awareness of my pervasive privilege.”

“This is a time to acknowledge our acts of complicity. Here is one of mine,” Kristen wrote on her social media accounts. “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.”

She continued: “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.”

News of Kristen‘s re-cast comes just after Jenny Slate stepped back from her own role in Big Mouth as Missy.

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