The stars of Disney’s #Aladdin arrive on the purple carpet at the World Premiere!
Mena plays the title character and Naomi portrays Princess Jasmine in the movie, Disney’s live-action adaptation of its 1992 cartoon hit of the same name.While on the purple carpet outside Disney’s El Capital Theatre, Mena, 27, sank to a crouch and helped Naomi, 26, adjust the train of her gown.A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, Aladdin is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine, and the Genie who may be the key to their future.
Directed by Guy Ritchie, who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, Aladdin is written by John August and Ritchie based on the 1992 Disney animated film, Aladdin. The film stars Will Smith as the Genie; Mena Massoud as Aladdin; Naomi Scott as Jasmine; Marwan Kenzari as Jafar; Navid Negahban as the Sultan; Nasim Pedrad as Dalia; Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders; and Numan Acar as Hakim. Aladdin is produced by Dan Lin, p.g.a., and Jonathan Eirich, p.g.a., with Marc Platt and Kevin De La Noy serving as executive producers.
In press interaction a versatile and astounding actor shared his experience. He said”It was deeply stressful and troubling first thinking about that. What Robin Williams did with the Genie was revolutionary in animation, actors didn’t even know you could do that, he introduced an idea and a way to come at these movies.”
“So I watched that (the 1992 animation) about four or five times and it was the music that really gave me the in, because of my old school hip hop music background I felt that I could create a new signature for the Genie.”
“What Robin Williams did is essentially infuse the character with his stand-up persona and when I thought about doing the Genie in that way that got my mind into ‘oh I can just infuse the persona that people have known for the past 20 years into a heightened character and capture a nostalgia, while at the same time creating something new’.”