Aladdin is from Markham!!!
The casting reveal has been…revealed (hmm should have reworded that but whateva)…and we now know who will be playing the 3 main characters int he live action Aladdin movie!
AND…the dude who will be playing Aladdin is from Markham!!! How cool is that!
Meet Mena Massoud your Aladdin!!!
— Mena Massoud (@MenaMassoud) July 15, 2017
Mena was born in Egypt but raised right here Ontario! And people are very happy about it.
And just because, here’s a quick vid of him working out. ENJOY 😉
Playing Jasmine…English actress Naomi Scott!
And yes rightfully so, people are upset that she’s not Arab.
Her mom is of Gujarati Indian descent and her father is British. So she’s half Indian…but still not Arab.
This is Naomi Scott. She is Indian, and white.
— Hamza Mussé (@HamzaMusse) July 15, 2017
— millie (@millieelba) July 16, 2017
More on the controversy here.
And finally…playing the GENIE…THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR!!!
(The shirtless pic was just to make all of Monday’s a little brighter 😉 YOU’RE WELCOME).