Read an extract from Kevin Barry’s new title, The Heart in Winter
Read an extract from Kevin Barry’s new title, The Heart in Winter

Sarah Gill

This enchanting red brick home in Delgany is on the market for €1.6 million
This enchanting red brick home in Delgany is on the market for €1.6 million

Sarah Finnan

This Blackrock bungalow proves that you can create more space without extending
This Blackrock bungalow proves that you can create more space without extending

Megan Burns

The new COS x Tabata Shibori collection epitomises laid-back summer dressing
The new COS x Tabata Shibori collection epitomises laid-back summer dressing

Sarah Finnan

Polynucleotides: everything to know about the ‘salmon sperm’ injectables
Polynucleotides: everything to know about the ‘salmon sperm’ injectables

Lizzie Gore-Grimes

Ask the Doctor: ‘Can a child with chickenpox spread shingles to elderly family members?’
Ask the Doctor: ‘Can a child with chickenpox spread shingles to elderly family members?’

Sarah Gill

Celebrate 30 years of Barretstown at their special gala this September
Celebrate 30 years of Barretstown at their special gala this September

IMAGE

Garden accessories to blend your indoor and outdoor spaces this summer
Garden accessories to blend your indoor and outdoor spaces this summer

Megan Burns

This six-bedroom home with a ‘a Christmas tree forest’ is on the market for €1.25 million
This six-bedroom home with a ‘a Christmas tree forest’ is on the market for €1.25...

Sarah Finnan

This Howth home has been given a bright, airy refurb
This Howth home has been given a bright, airy refurb

Megan Burns

Image / Living / Culture

Yara Shahidi cast as Tinkerbell in upcoming Peter Pan remake


By Erin Lindsay
26th Sep 2020
Yara Shahidi cast as Tinkerbell in upcoming Peter Pan remake

Shahidi will join Jude Law in the cast of Peter Pan and Wendy, set to begin filming next year


It has been reported that Disney has cast Grown-ish star Yara Shahidi as Tinkerbell in the upcoming remake of Peter Pan.

Peter Pan and Wendy, slated to begin filming in 2021, has already cast Jude Law as Captain Hook, Alexander Molony as Peter Pan and Ever Gabo Anderson as Wendy Darling.

Shahidi appeared to confirm the reports, posting a cartoon depiction of Tinkerbell on her Instagram, thanking followers for their support.

Shahidi’s casting marks the first time a person of colour has been cast in the traditionally-white role of Tinkerbell. The move follows Disney’s efforts to diversify its casting of modern remakes of cartoon classics, including setting Halle Bailey to play Ariel in The Little Mermaid.

Sources say that Peter Pan and Wendy will be released in theatres, and not go the Disney+ streaming route, like Mulan earlier this year.

Shahidi had her breakout role in the U.S sitcom Black-ish, where her character Zoey became such a fan favourite that she spawned her own spin-off, Grown-ish.

During last week’s Emmy Awards, Shahidi spoke about the importance of on-screen representation for BIPOC and other marginalised groups. “The stories we tell on TV shape how we see ourselves in others, and how we are seen can many times determine how we are treated,” she said. “The dream of television is the freedom to live our full and nuanced lives outside of boxes and assumptions. We continue to strive for a more complete definition of inclusivity.”


Read more: Your retirement life will resemble your Covid-19 life if you don’t start saving now

Read more: 6 times Paul Mescal proved he was undoubtedly Irish

Read more: Wide-leg trousers are everywhere this season – here are 8 we love