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‘The Outsider’s Cynthia Erivo Responds To Stephen King’s Diversity Comments; Bateman And Price Talk Challenges Adapting Horror Author’s Work – TCA

‘The Outsider’s Cynthia Erivo Responds To Stephen King’s Diversity Comments; Bateman And Price Talk Challenges Adapting Horror Author’s Work – TCA

HBO premiered The Outsider on January 12 and it serves another helping of Stephen King fare translated to TV. In it, Cynthia Erivo plays private investigator Holly Gibney who uses her uncanny abilities to help police detective Ralph Anderson investigate a gruesome murder of a local boy that has a mysterious force surrounding the case. During HBO session at TCA, Erivo joined the drama’s executive producer/director/star Jason Bateman and executive producer/writer Richard Price via satellite from Tokyo to talk about the role, but she also addressed King’s latest comments about diversity in Hollywood.

Erivo was the only person of color nominated for an Oscar in the acting categories. After the Oscar nominations were announced on Monday, King took to Twitter to comment on the lack of diversity in the categories.

“As a writer,

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