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‘Grown-ish’ Star Yara Shahidi to Play Tinker Bell in Live-Action ‘ Peter Pan’Wibbitz
‘Grown-ish’ Star Yara Shahidi to Play Tinker Bell in Live-Action ‘ Peter Pan’. ‘Deadline’ has confirmed that Yara Shahidi will play Tinker Bell in Disney’s upcoming movie, ‘Peter Pan and Wendy.’. Shahidi also posted a message to her Instagram, saying she is "excited for this next adventure.". Thank you for all of the love. It, truly, means so much to me. I’m excited for this next adventure!, Yara Shahidi, via Instagram. This marks the first time that a person of color will portray the beloved character. . Tinker Bell was previously played by Julia Roberts in the 1991 live-action movie, ‘Hook.’. ‘Peter Pan and Wendy’ will be the second major feature film for Shahidi. . She previously starred in the 2019 film, ‘The Sun is Also a Star.’ . Shahidi currently stars in ‘Grown-ish,’ a spin-off from ABC’s ‘Black-ish,’ which was also her breakout role. . In addition, she has made appearances on several hit TV shows such as ‘Family Guy,’ ‘Scandal’ and ‘Wizards of Waverly Place.’. ‘Peter Pan and Wendy’ is being directed by David Lowery and does not yet have a release date.