Kristen Bell will not return as the voice of Central Park‘s mixed race Molly after the first season.
The 39-year-old actress announced she would be stepping down from her role, in order to give the opportunity to ‘someone who can give a much more accurate portrayal.’
‘This is a time to acknowledge our acts of complicity. Here is one of mine. Playing the character of Molly on Central Park shows a lack of awareness of my pervasive privilege,’ she wrote via Instagram on Wednesday.
Committed to inclusivity: Kristen Bell will not return as the voice of Central Park‘s mixed race Molly after the first season (seen in January)
She continued: ‘Casting a mixed race character with a white actress undermines the specificity of the mixed race and Black American experience.’
Additionally, the mother-of-two said she is committed ‘to learning, growing and doing my part for equality and inclusion.’