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Julia Roberts and Harriet Tubman

Julia Roberts once floated for role as African-American slavery hero Harriet Tubman

21 November 2019, 2:19 PM

A Hollywood movie studio executive once suggested that Julia Roberts could play Harriet Tubman, the 19th century escaped slave who is seen as an African-American icon.

Cynthia Erivo

Movie ‘Harriet’ tells a different story about US slavery

31 October 2019, 4:00 PM

When director Kasi Lemmons started work on the first major movie about Harriet Tubman, the 19th century slave turned hero of the Underground Railway, she decided to focus less on the brutality of slavery and more on human stories.

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