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Actress Vanessa Bell Calloway Says She Didn’t Get Lead Role in ‘Coming To America’ Because She Was Too Dark

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Black Enterprise
 2021-02-17
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With Coming To America 2’s release just weeks away, an actress from the first movie spoke out about her experience as a dark-skinned woman in the film. Vanessa Bell Calloway, a veteran actress, told Page Six that she originally auditioned for the lead role “Lisa,” played by actress Shari Headley. The 67-year-old thespian disclosed that she was given a smaller part because she was too dark.

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