Here's Your First Look At Jodie Turner-Smith Playing Anne Boleyn

The 'Queen & Slim' takes on the role of Anne Boleyn.

2/21/2021 3:20:00 AM

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The 'Queen & Slim' takes on the role of Anne Boleyn.

. Turner-Smith hopes to “tell the story of the woman who sits at the center of the myth, and make that story an accessible one—one that’s not entirely about class, but about humanity. Because whether a woman is a queen or a housekeeper, she is not exempt from any of the challenges and trials that women face in navigating their bodies, love, or the patriarchy.” She added, “There’s an opportunity to tell a really human story and for it to feel that much more accessible because a Black woman is playing her.”

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Parisa Taghizadeh/Fable/ViacomCBSTurner-Smith will be the first Black woman to take on the role; previous actresses to take on the role include Vanessa Redgrave, Helena Bonham Carter, Natalie Dormer, Natalie Portman, and Claire Foy. Read more: ELLE Magazine (US) »

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This is racist. Anne Boleyn wasn’t of African descent and should be represented by someone of her proper ethnicity. That’s what it is. the fuck is wrong with this world