‘Harriet’ Director Kasi Lemmons and Star Cynthia Erivo on the Burden of Filming Harriet Tubman’s Story | Video

“I was afraid of it, and so I decided it would be a wonderful thing to take on,” director Kasi Lemmons says

Cynthia Erivo knew that playing Harriet Tubman in Kasi Lemmons’ biographical film “Harriet” would be no easy task, and it’s a responsibility she didn’t “take lightly.”

“I’m hugely honored to be able to take part in the telling of her story,” Erivo told TheWrap’s Steve Pond at the Toronto International Film Festival. “Really and truly, she’s the one who did the work. I just get the chance to be there to let people see it.”

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