After reading the script for the recently released biopic Harriet Studio Executive wanted Julia Roberts to play Harriet Tubman, the famous female anti-slave activist who has been credited with saving the lives of many black people.
Julia Roberts as Harriet Tubman
Screenwriter Gregory Allen Howard while talking to the media, revealed that a particular studio president whose name he chose to omit after reading the script for Harriet nominated Julia Roberts for the lead role before getting informed that Harriet Tubman was black. After this incident, the British actress Cynthia Erivo was offered the role
We all agree that Julia is a fine actress and deserves all the applause she can get, but there are some roles that she can’t even pull off.
Others are just having the laugh of their life picturing Roberts doing that role.
Who is Harriet Tubman?
Harriet Tubman was born in the march of 1822 in captivity Harriet Greene Ross and Ben Ross in Dorchester, Maryland. Her birth name was Araminta Ross.After suffering painful beating for years, she managed to escape to freedom. Once free, she decided to launch a rescue mission to free her friends and family who had been left behind with the help of the underground railroad system.
13 Rescue Missions of Harriet Tubman
According to historians, she managed to conduct 13 Rescue missions and free 70 slaves from the camp where she used to be a slave. After that, she expanded her activities to other slave camps and managed to save the lives of thousands of more slaves. After freeing slaves, she would often help procure jobs and shelter.
During the American Civil War, she served the Union army first as a cook and a nurse. Then Later on in the war, she served the union as armed scout and spy. After the war, she joined politics and worked for the abolishment of slavery.