Auli’i Cravalho, who voiced the character of Moana within the 2016 animated movie, has introduced she gained’t be starring in Disney’s upcoming live-action remake.
The actor shared the information on social media, revealing she’s taking over one other position as an alternative:
“After I was solid as Moana at 14, it splendidly modified my life and began my profession,” the now 22-year-old explains.
“On this live-action retelling, I cannot be reprising the position. I consider it’s completely very important that casting precisely represents the characters and tales we need to inform. In order an govt producer on the movie, I can’t waitt to assist discover the following actress to painting Moana’s brave spirit, simple wit and emotional power.”
Auli’i continues: “I’m actually honoured to move the baton to the following lady of Pacific Island descent to honour our unimaginable Pacific individuals, cultures and communities that assist encourage her story, and I look ahead to all the attractive Pacific illustration to come back. Mahalo.”
A live-action remake of the beloved kids’s animation was introduced by Dwayne Johnson in April this yr. He voiced demi-god Maui within the unique:
“I’m deeply humbled and overcome with gratitude to deliver the attractive story of ‘Moana’ to the live-action massive display,” he shared in a video posted to Instagram on the time.
“This story is my tradition, and this story is emblematic of our individuals’s grace and warrior power.”
Auli’i most not too long ago starred in The Energy, a sci-fi drama collection on Prime Video alongside Toni Collette and John Leguizamo. The collection is predicated on the novel of the identical title by Naomi Alderman and follows the electrifying story – actually – of teenage women and younger ladies who develop the facility to create electrical energy inside themselves – and use it to electrocute individuals at will.
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