From the "how does this guy have a job" pile - Julia Roberts was first choice for Harriet Tubman bio

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  1. Drew

    Drew Well-Known Member Top Poster

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    Julia Roberts 'was first choice' to play black abolitionist Harriet Tubman


    Harriet creator Gregory Allen Howard says an unnamed studio president who discussed making the biopic back in 1994 said: "This is a great script. Let's get Julia Roberts to play Harriet Tubman."

    When it was pointed out to him that Tubman was black he reportedly responded: "It was so long ago. No one is going to know the difference."
     
  2. Mike B

    Mike B Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Amazing.
     
  3. Barry_NJ

    Barry_NJ Well-Known Member

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    Tool...
     
  4. Carl V

    Carl V Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Disappointing if true. I have my doubts.

    Regardless, good movie.
     
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    Phil A Well-Known Member Top Poster Grim Reaper

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    So glad to be retired. Can't tell you how many ignorant people have jobs in upper management and it never ceased to amaze me how they get through life let alone the job.
     
  6. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin Top Poster

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    This was in 1994. I'd be stunned if this is NOT true.
     

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