Netflix‘s Big Mouth has found its new Missy.
Following the news that Jenny Slate decided to step down from voicing the role of the biracial character due to being white, Ayo Edebiri is now taking over the role, according to THR on Friday (August 28).
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“At the start of the show, I reasoned with myself that it was permissible for me to play Missy because her mom is Jewish and White — as am I. But Missy is also Black, and Black characters on an animated show should be played by Black people,” Jenny said in a statement upon leaving.
“Production on the fourth season of Big Mouth had largely wrapped before Slate chose to stop playing the character. Edebiri will take over the role in the final two episodes, which is set to air in the fall, and has already recorded her lines. The series has been renewed through a sixth season at Netflix,” the outlet reported.
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