She Can Fly, and Make History- Yara Shahidi Cast as Tinkerbell in Disney’s Live-Action Peter Pan

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Disney’s live-action Peter Pan will make history.

According to a recent article on Deadline, sources have told them that that Grown-ish star Yara Shahidi is set to play Tinker Bell in David Lowery’s Peter Pan and Wendy.

Why is history being made? Having Yara Shahidi as Tinkerbell marks the first time a person of color has played the popular pixie. Let that sink in.

Shahidi joins an all-star cast which includes Jude Law, who is playing Captain Hook, as well as Alexander Molony and Ever Anderson, who will play the title characters. Lowery is on board to direct the project and also co-wrote the script with Toby Halbrooks. Jim Whitaker is producing.

The actress has also seemed to confirm the news, taking to her Instagram to say, “Lettsssgooooo. #Tinkerbell”


Kristi is the Media and PR Director for The Kingdom Insider. She's a lifelong Disney fan and grew up spending her family vacations at the Happiest Place on Earth. She resides in Florida with her husband and two boys, ages 4 and 6.