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Kristen Bell Will No Longer Voice Molly in Apple's 'Central Park'; Will Be Recast With Black Actress

Kristen Bell Will No Longer Voice Molly in Apple's 'Central Park'; Will Be Recast With Black Actress

Kristen Bell will no longer be voicing Molly, a mixed-race character in Apple’s Central Park.

The series revealed the news this afternoon and also announced they’d be recasting her role with a Black actress.

In a statement from the show’s creative team, it reads that “casting of the character of Molly is an opportunity to get representation right – to cast a Black or mixed race actress and give Molly a voice that resonates with all of the nuance and experiences of the character as we’ve drawn her.”

Creator Loren Bouchard previously shared that Kristen was the best actress for the role.

“Kristen needed to be Molly; we couldn’t not make her Molly. But then we couldn’t make Molly white and we couldn’t make Kristen mixed race so we just had to go forward,” he shared earlier this year at a press event.

The move comes just after Jenny Slate stepped back from her own role in Big Mouth as Missy.

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