Instagram was a buzz when Sleepy Hollow star Nicole Beharie posted a telling Instagram of what’s been going on behind the scenes of the show:
Apparently, a DVD set is being released soon with behind the scenes commentary and Beharie was not invited. How is that even possible when she’s one of the main stars? Nothing like Hollywood to push out the black woman.
If you’re a fan of the show, you may have noticed that Beharie’s role has become more marginalized. Fans have complained about her recent storylines and the fact that she’s being downplayed, while other female stars are now receiving all of the shine. One has to wonder (or even assume) that it’s about race.
Also, after snooping around on the internet, it seems as though Orlando Jones isn’t doing DVD commentary either.
What are we to make of that? If I understand correctly the only ones which are giving commentary to that pathetically disasterous S2 are, Mison, Noble, Winters, quick find another Caucasian, as that is the only qualification.
But now that it’s out that Beharie isn’t being included, her fans and even fellow actress Anika Noni Rose are having their say:
@NikkiBeharie Don't let 'em steal your joy. Don't let 'em make you feel unworthy. You r worthy. You are everything. And they fear your fire!
— Anika Noni Rose (@AnikaNoniRose) March 3, 2015
What combination of racism, misogyny & good old fashioned stupidity had @SleepyHollowFox not invite Nicole Beharie to do DVD commentary?
— Alina (@LJmysticowl) March 4, 2015
Sleepy Hollow didn't invite Nicole Beharie to do DVD commentary. Nicole Beharie. bet you the woman playing Katrina was invited though.
— Nyssa's goblin (@CNRush) March 4, 2015
— PragmaticObotsUnite (@PragObots) March 4, 2015
The sad thing about the situation is that it proves once again, Hollywood isn’t kind to ‘black’ Hollywood.