Josh Gad On Kristen Bell No Longer Voicing Mixed-Race ‘Central Park’ Character: “Frankly An Easy Decision To Make”

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Central Park star and co-creator Josh Gad said this morning on NBCs Today that it was "frankly an easy decision" to replace Kristen Bell as the voice of a mixed race character in the Apple TV + series. Check out the clip above.
The move to have a black TBA actor voice on the Molly character was announced on Wednesday. It took hours for Netflix to say that his animated comedy Big Mouth had made a similar change, and Jenny Slate acted as the voice of Missy, a biracial girl.
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"It was an easy decision to be honest," Gad said to Al Roker today. “We all understood before the events of the past few weeks that we made a mistake, and you have to embrace it and move forward. As always, Kristen was one of the most incredibly supportive and collaborative people in making this decision when she joined the show, so it was a no-brainer. "
Gad's remarks on the new version of Central Park come around the 0:20 mark in the clip above. In the meantime, he's his Instagram post on Wednesday's decision:
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