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Harriet Tubman
Julia Roberts
Actors & Actresses

Was Julia Roberts really considered for the role of Harriet Tubman?

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Kylie Nader
November 21, 2019 4:45PM

Screenwriter and producer Gregory Allen Howard revealed in a Q&A that when presented with the original script for the Harriet Tubman biopic in the 1990s, one studio executive suggested that Julia Roberts take on the iconic role. When it was pointed out that Harriet Tubman was African American, the executive responded, “It was so long ago. No one is going to know the difference.”

The film in question, titled Harriet, was just released in theaters on Nov. 1, 2019 and stars Cynthia Erivo in the lead role.

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Sierra Mendez
November 23, 2019 1:56AM
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Heritage Cabs
November 25, 2019 12:45PM
yes i think julia roberts is a fine actoress and i think that's why they choose India as their shooting location for their next flim if want more news contact us Heritage Cabs
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Gregory Niehaus
November 22, 2019 3:27PM
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