Black individuals would’ve boycotted the Harriet Tubman film again within the day if a studio exec obtained his want for Julia Roberts to play the legendary abolitionist … so says Harriet’s relative.
Harriet’s great-great-great-grandniece, Tina Wyatt, tells TMZ … the film would’ve been blacklisted within the black group as a result of it could’ve been a slap within the face, and completely disrespectful if Julia had been forged to play the black girl who helped free numerous slaves.
As you realize … screenwriter Gregory Allen Howard claims a Hollywood exec listened to his film pitch for a Tubman undertaking greater than 25 years in the past and instructed the room Julia ought to play Harriet. Howard says somebody identified the actual fact Tubman was black and Roberts was white, and the exec stated it was so way back nobody would know the distinction.
Harriet’s relative says it’s insulting the exec would suppose black individuals could be so ignorant as to not know their very own historical past.
The Tubman film is lastly in theaters — with a black girl enjoying Harriet — and Tina thinks white of us ought to test it out and brush up on their historical past as a result of she’s observed an alarming pattern.