10 Movie Roles That Weren’t Meant For Black Women

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QUEEN LATIFAH AS “GEORGIA BYRD” IN LAST HOLIDAY (2006)  In the 1950 original film, Last Holiday told the story of a shy and unassuming man named George Bird (played by Alec Guinness). Screenwriters Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman updated the story for John Candy, but the project was shelved after the actor's death in 1994. Years later, Latifah's agent read their script and suggested they revise it for her. The film debuted at No. 2 in the box office its opening weekend with $12 million in ticket sales and eventually grossed $43 million worldwide.

QUEEN LATIFAH AS “GEORGIA BYRD” IN LAST HOLIDAY (2006) In the 1950 original…