Simone Joy Jones has her eye on the lead in Disney’s live-action version of “The Princess and the Frog,” and while she’s hoping she scores the role … she also says any Black woman would be iconic.
We caught up with the “Bel-Air” star and had to ask about her hopes for the remake … after she posted her very own submission for the highly sought-after role of Princess Tiana.
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Simone acknowledged she’s up against many talented actresses — including some of her “Bel-Air” costars — and says every person auditioning for the role would bring something different. A diplomatic response, for sure, but don’t get it twisted … she’s totally confident she’d be a fun fit.
Either way, Simone says she’s going to watch the film, pointing to the impact of seeing a live-action Black Disney princess. As she put it, “It always changes the ecosystem of the culture when you see a Black girl being her everything.”
BTW, she also gave her stamp of approval on a Princess Tiana-related change coming to Disneyland and Disney World!
As for the movie, it’s reportedly in the development stage — so, we’ll have to wait to see who wins the crown!!!