09.26.2020

Yara Shahidi To Play Tinker Bell In Disney's 'Peter Pan' Movie

Yara Shahidi To Play Tinker Bell In Disney's 'Peter Pan' Movie Photo by Richard Shotwell / Invision / AP

Disney continues to make strides in diversifying its classic characters and is doing it again as sources tell Deadline that Grown-ish star Yara Shahidi is set to play Tinker Bell in David Lowery’s Peter Pan and Wendy. This would mark the first time a person of color has filled the role that traditionally has featured a white actress and follows in the footsteps after Disney set Halle Bailey to play Ariel in The Little Mermaid.

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