Indian origin Scott plays Princess Jasmine in Aladdin

Tuesday 14th May 2019 13:35 EDT
 

A 26-year-old actress plays Princess Jasmine in Guy Richie's live-action remake of 1992 classic animated adventure, 'Aladdin'.

Naomi Scott, a British actress and singer of Indian descent has revealed that the original flick was her "favourite" film, and she would always want to be the Middle Eastern beauty when she would play with her older brother, Josh, and "represents" a lot for "young girls" growing up.

Scott was born in Hounslow and her mother is a Gujarati from Uganda emigrated to the UK at a young age, whilst her father Christopher is of English descent.

The actress insisted that the much-anticipated movie will inspire children across the world because it is "special" and is representative of different ethnicities on screen. Scott is also joined in the movie by Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Will Smith as the Genie, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar and Navid Negahban as Jasmine's father The Sultan. 'Aladdin' hits cinemas worldwide later this month.

But aside from Scott, many other actors such as Dev Patel, Himesh Patel, Nitin Ganatra, Ben Kingsley among others have represented the Asian diaspora in Hollywood.


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