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Jenny Slate reflects on her decision to stop playing Missy on Big Mouth

Jenny Slate thinks an animated series Missy’s role should be played by a black person.
Jenny Slate recently outlined the reasons for her decision to leave her role as Missy, a Black character in Big Mouth.

Slate explained why she thought Black actors should portray her character Missy in a recent interview with The Independent.

“I evaluated my decisions and realised they were poor decisions. I wanted to go so that actors who should be portraying the character I was playing could take my place,” the actress stated.

For the uninitiated, Slate provided Missy’s original voice in the adult animated series, which made its Netflix debut in 2017.

Slate explained her choice by saying, “I think those discussions were challenging for white people because, at least for me as a white person, it was about finding a way to get past [those feelings of] pointless shame and start to be a person who is learning what I need to learn and what I should have learned earlier.”

Slate reported that she enjoyed watching Big Mouth.

“I cherished my time on Big Mouth. Nick Kroll and I get along great at work. Although I still have minor roles on that programme and he is one of my oldest friends, I believe we all felt that it was the best decision, she continued.

Ayo Edebiri eventually took Slate’s spot in the fifth season.


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