Bringing Henrietta Lacks’ Story To Life

May 4, 2017

Based on the 2010 bestseller, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks has burst through the small screen with the help of HBO® and none other than Oprah Winfrey! But who was Henrietta Lacks, and why is her story so important? Shortly after Henrietta’s passing in 1951, her cells were harvested by doctors without her or her family’s consent. Due to their incredibly unique make up, Henrietta’s cells became the foundation for scientific research ranging from the cure to Polio to the fight against cancer. But Henrietta’s legacy extends beyond her cells. The film explores the long and arduous road to uncovering Henrietta’s story, through both the eyes of her family and author Rebecca Skloot (played by Rose Byrne). We sat down with Rose Byrne, and cast members Courtney B. Vance and Rocky Carroll to learn more about Henrietta’s story, and why everyone should tune in to HBO®’s latest film. Watch The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks on HBO® now, share her story, and contribute to Henrietta’s ever-expanding legacy.   

 

 

Watch our exclusive interviews with Rose Byrne, Courtney B. Vance and Rocky Carroll above, and catch The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks on HBO® now!

 

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