Last night during the Red Carpet event for the MTV Movie and TV Awards, Yara Shahidi spoke to Variety about her upcoming role as Tinker Bell in Disney’s “Peter Pan and Wendy.” The actress was tight-lipped about sharing too many details but did say,
“You know, Tinker Bell is really fun. I think what I like the most about this take is that Tinker bell is coming with a lot of agency. She may be a famous sidekick, but I love the fact that she is driven and motivated in her own ways. I don’t want to give too much up, but I’m really looking forward to this adaptation.”
The actress also shared that she got to try on Tinker Bell’s dress recently.
You can see Variety’s interview in the Tweet below:
Yara Shahidi’s Tinkerbell will have agency. “She may be a famous sidekick, but I love the fact that she is driven and motivated in her own ways” #MTVAwards https://t.co/CTimzb6F6W pic.twitter.com/nLdrzGX8X1
— Variety (@Variety) May 17, 2021
Based on J. M. Barrie’s novel “Peter and Wendy” and inspired by the 1953 animated classic, “Peter Pan & Wendy” is the timeless tale of a young girl who, defying her parents’ wishes to attend boarding school, travels with her two younger brothers to the magical Neverland. There, she meets a boy who refuses to grow up, a tiny fairy and an evil pirate captain, and they soon find themselves on a thrilling and dangerous adventure far, far away from their family and the comforts of home.
The film stars Jude Law (“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”) as Captain Hook; Yara Shahidi (“Grown-ish”) as Tinker Bell; Ever Anderson (“Black Widow”) as Wendy; Alexander Molony (“The Reluctant Landlord”) as Peter Pan; Molly Parker (“House of Cards”) as Mrs. Darling; Alan Tudyk (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”) as Mr. Darling; newcomers Joshua Pickering as John; Jacobi Jupe as Michael and Alyssa Wapanatâhk as Tiger Lily; and Jim Gaffigan (“The Jim Gaffigan Show”) as Smee.
The film is directed by David Lowery (“Pete’s Dragon”) and produced by Jim Whitaker.
“Peter Pan & Wendy” is currently filming in Vancouver and will premiere on Disney+ in 2022.