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Jodie Turner-Smith on playing Anne Boleyn: ‘I should be allowed to tell this story’ –

As she stars in a major new TV drama, Turner-Smith explains why race should never be a barrier to success



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We are in a time where we see that historically, actors of colour have been sidelined, she tells me. They have not had the opportunity to be a part of storytelling. In many ways, we are remedying that but its not about erasing anything, its more about saying, Hey, if we can suspend disbelief, can you actually allow this story to be more appealing in a contemporary sense? Because you are looking at the humanity of it, and not saying its limited to only certain people to be able to tell it.

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