‘Harriet’ Actress Cynthia Erivo Says Portraying the Courageous Abolitionist ‘Made Me Braver in My Prayers’

For Harriet star Cynthia Erivo, playing the iconic historical abolitionist and Christian believer carried special spiritual significance. The actress, who recently appeared in Bad Times at the El Royale and Widows, said that, as a woman of faith herself, she was inspired by Tubman’s boldness in prayer and actions.