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Race Not Factor in Britt Robertson Lead Role Swap-In, ‘For the People’ Showrunner Says

Paul William Davis explained his decision to recast one of the lead characters of his upcoming ABC legal drama “For the People” on Monday, sharing why “Girlboss” star Britt Robertson ended up with the part. And it’s not about race, he said. It was “not a conscious decision,” said Davis, to change the race of the character, even though Robertson is white and former lead Britne Oldford is not. “It really wasn’t , because it wasn’t like we moved from Britne to Britt,” Davies said. “We moved through a tracking period, looking at other actresses. And part of it was just.

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