“Gonna Tell My Kid” Meme on the Big Screen
With the release of the long-awaited film Harriet last month, information has surfaced that a casting consideration to play Harriet Tubman was Julia Roberts. Apparently, the film biopic had been pitched 26 years ago by Disney, and its producers felt the script fit Julia Roberts perfectly. When people protested the idea, the original producer’s response was, “It was so long ago. No one is going to know the difference.”
Instead of Roberts, British actress, Cynthia Erivo, plays the American abolitionist in the 2019 film.
When the details of Robert’s original casting came to light, a storm of other memes starting hitting the internet.
If you’re worried about these memes altering your kids’ perspectives, don’t be. Teens don’t seem to have trouble telling fact from fiction, but little ones… you may want to let them in on the joke.