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Ayo Edibiri to Replace Jenny Slate as the Voice of Missy on Netflix's 'Big Mouth'

Netflix‘s Big Mouth has found its new Missy.

Following the news that Jenny Slate decided to step down from voicing the role of the biracial character due to being white, Ayo Edebiri is now taking over the role, according to THR on Friday (August 28).

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Big Mouth

“At the start of the show, I reasoned with myself that it was permissible for me to play Missy because her mom is Jewish and White — as am I. But Missy is also Black, and Black characters on an animated show should be played by Black people,” Jenny said in a statement upon leaving.

“Production on the fourth season of Big Mouth had largely wrapped before Slate chose to stop playing the character. Edebiri will take over the role in the final two episodes, which is set to air in the fall, and has already recorded her lines. The series has been renewed through a sixth season at Netflix,” the outlet reported.

Another actress stepped down from a role for a similar reason…

Jenny Slate Accidentally Invited a Random Stranger To Her Wedding

Jenny Slate opened up about her postponed wedding during an interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and she revealed that she accidentally invited a random stranger to the event!

The 38-year-old actress is engaged to Ben Shattuck and they were planning on getting married at their house back in June, but the wedding has been postponed due to the pandemic.

Jenny and Ben decided to do email invites instead of paper ones, but she accidentally messed up one of the emails.

“I sent the email, and then I didn’t hear back from friend. I was like, ‘Hey, can you guys come to the wedding?’ And she was like, ‘Oh, we just thought maybe it was small and we weren’t invited. I was like, ‘No, you’re invited. Oh gosh, you know, check your spam.’ And then she was like, ‘Not in the spam.’ And when I looked back, I had messed up the name on the email by one letter,” she said.

Jenny added, “I’m not trying to assume that this lady is a fan or knows who I am, but if she does, she knows where I live and that we were going to get married at our house and blah blah blah. And then we sent a thing saying ‘Sorry, everybody! We’re not getting married.’ But I didn’t send it to her because I just felt so awkward about it.”

Jenny looked up the stranger and found that she likes to wear top hats in some of her pictures. She added, “So, on the day that we were supposed to get married, because I knew she hadn’t received the ‘sorry we’re not getting married anymore,’ I had this, like, weird fantasy she would show up.”

See the photos of Jenny and Ben that we have from last year.

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Jenny Slate Exits Netflix's 'Big Mouth': 'Black Characters on an Animated Show Should Be Played by Black People'

Jenny Slate is leaving Big Mouth.

The 38-year-old actress announced that she will no longer be voicing the role of Missy on the hit Netflix series, due to the character being biracial while she herself is white, she announced Wednesday (June 24).

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“At the start of the show, I reasoned with myself that it was permissible for me to play ‘Missy’ because her mom is Jewish and white — as am I. But ‘Missy’ is also Black and Black characters on an animated show should be played by Black people,” she said.

By taking the role, she said she was “engaging in an act of erasure of Black people…ending my portrayal of ‘Missy’ is one step in a life-long process of uncovering the racism in my actions.”

“We thank Jenny for her decision and for creating with us an inspiring, compassionate and very human character. We look forward to being able to explore Missy’s story with even greater authenticity to come,” the show’s creators then said in a joint statement on social media.

If you missed it, Jenny recently revealed how she almost ruined her fiance’s marriage proposal for a hilarious reason. Find out what happened!

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Annabelle Wallis & Karen Fukuhara Shine at Critics' Choice Awards 2020

Annabelle Wallis and Karen Fukuhara slay the blue carpet as they arrive at the 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday (January 12) at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif.

The 35-year-old The Loudest Voice actress stunned in a silver dress and the 27-year-old The Boys actress showed off some leg in a white dress.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Annabelle Wallis

Also in attendance included Molly Sims and husband Scott Stuber, PEN15‘s Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine, Dolemite is My Name actress Da’Vine Joy Randolph, and Big Mouth voice actors Nick Kroll, Jenny Slate, and Mark Duplass.

FYI: Jenny is wearing a Mulberry dress and Malone Souliers shoes with Anabela Chan, Djula, and Mateo jewelry. Karen is wearing a Vitor Zerbinato dress. Molly is wearing Graziela Gems earrings.

READ MORE: Nick Kroll Roasts the Critics Choice Awards for Airing on The CW

10+ pictures inside of the stars at the awards show…More Here! »

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Jenny Slate Holds on Close to Fiance Ben Shattuck During Night Out in NYC

Jenny Slate holds onto fiance Ben Shattuck‘s arm as they step out for the night on Thursday (November 7) in New York City.

The 37-year-old actress and comedian bundled up in a navy sweater and black trousers while her artist-fiance sported a gray coat and a blue backpack for their outing.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Jenny Slate

The day before, Jenny rocked white pants and a long, gray coat as she was spotted out on a quick coffee run.

If you missed it, Jenny recently revealed how she almost ruined Ben‘s marriage proposal with a mouthful of sausage!

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Jenny Slate Performs Hilarious Improvised Bridal March Song on 'Late Night' - Watch Here!

Jenny Slate paid a visit to Late Night with Seth Meyers last night (November 6) and dished all about her recent engagement and her new book, “Little Weirds.”

The 36-year-old actress and comedian told Seth that her artist boyfriend Ben Shattuck popped the question during a recent “romantic” trip to France.

Jenny also explained why “Susan” is her favorite name and analyzes Seth‘s name. To close it out, Seth challenged Jenny to perform an improvised bridal march song with just a few details given by him.

READ MORE: Jenny Slate Describes On ‘Fallon’ Almost Ruining Her Fiancé’s Proposal With a Mouthful of Sausage!

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Jenny Slate Describes On 'Fallon' Almost Ruining Her Fiancé’s Proposal With a Mouthful of Sausage!

Jenny Slate made an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (November 5) and dished about how she almost ruined her fiancé Ben Shattuck‘s marriage proposal.

“We were in France,” the 37-year-old actress and comedian told host Jimmy. “And as it happens when you’re in France, we came upon an abandoned castle. This happened to me! This is not a lie. We get to the castle, and it’s like, ‘Oh, it’s locked.’ But then, of course, we push the gate because we’re curious.”

They came across an elderly group enjoying a picnic. Having packed a meal themselves, the couple, found a place to sit and began their date: “I had chosen many of the groceries for the picnic, which means that it was just, like, all salami. I love a sausage!,” Jenny continued. “The sun is setting. He’s holding my hand. He’s saying, you know, these beautiful things to me. And all of a sudden, he’s like, ‘Jenny, you mean so much to me. I love you so much.’ I’m like, ‘He’s about to propose to me! I can feel it coming!’”

“I had a moment to kind of, like, calm myself. Like, could have been the Audrey Hepburn of the situation, like very demure,” Jenny admitted. “And he’s like, ‘Will you be my wife?’ And of course, at that moment, when I could’ve been like, ‘Yes,’ or whatever, I have somehow nervously stuffed, like, all of the sausage into my mouth and I’m like, ‘Bleh!’”

Jenny Slate also explained the origin of her book title, “Little Weirds,” and shares how her family handled being interviewed for her Netflix comedy special Stage Fright.

FYI: Jenny is wearing ALDO shoes.

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