Things will get a bit hairy on Once Upon a Time when the ABC drama introduces its take on Rapunzel.
And filling the iconic role, TVLine has learned exclusively, will be ill-fated Originals witch Alexandra Metz.
Metz will make her debut in the 14th episode of Season 3 — aka soon into the second half, which premieres March 9 — and though nothing at this time is confirmed, there is always the option for additional future appearances.
FINALLY A WOMAN OF COLOR YES
oops my hand slipped and i racebent again
What is it like out there where they glow?
If Tangled were set in India….
Rapunzel is surprisingly adorable as a guy…
*whispers* thats because it’s Thor
Characters: Poca-han-solo & Anakin-Rapunzel
Series: Star Wars/Pocahontas/Tangled
SOMEONE MAKE THIS MOVIE!
"Tangled" show at Disneyland’s Princess Fantasy Faire
I attended the “Tangled” show which is one of two shows at Disneyland’s new Princess Fantasy Faire area of the park. The two narrators were two white men and the two stars were the Rapunzel and Flynn Rider face characters. In addition, there were two women of color cast members, an Asian woman and a black woman.
Other cast members included the pianist “Stephen from Morocco” (a white guy) and a few women who sat with the children in the front of the stage and taught them how to interact with the play (shouting “huzzah” and “fie”.)
While the white male narrators sang and led the storytelling process, with Rapunzel and Flynn Rider chiming in, the Asian and black actresses stood on the stage holding props, completely silent.
This casting was racialized and gendered. (Which, okay, it is Disneyland, big surprise, but still— it’s 2013 and a new attraction.)
Women of color were present but silent. The choice of exoticizing the (white male) pianist as from a African and Arabic country is just bizarre (why not say he is from a fictional kingdom such as “Maldonia,” Prince Naveen’s country?) Aside from sing-songy Rapunzel by default, the white men told the tale—complete with some cross-dressing drag for Mother Gothel—while women played supporting roles and looked on, either while voicelessly holding scenery or while caring for the children in the audience.
I hope in the future women cast members get to narrate this play, too (even though the current script is clearly written to star two men…heck, even men of color would be nice.) And leave Morocco out of this.
Did anyone else have a different experience?