ByJancy Richardson, writer at
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Jancy Richardson

We see a lot of Disney Princess fan art, and while it's all exciting and creative, some images just NAIL IT so much it's pure perfection. Artist Thomas Kurniawan has imagined a whole bunch of actresses as Disney Princesses, creating a gorgeous visual representation of a live-action Disney fan casting. Check 'em out!

Scarlett Johansson as Elsa

Movie: Frozen

Scarlett Johansson does a great Elsa smirk, but she's sure got a lot of competition for the live-action Elsa role! Vocal abilities are a must (especially as this song is one of the most well known songs of the decade!).

Melissa Benoist as Anna

Movie: Frozen

Glee star Benoist has a good set of pipes, but can she deliver a great right hook? Have a watch of this glorious moment from Frozen's Anna and think about it!

Emma Watson as Ariel, Henry Cavill as Eric

Movie: The Little Mermaid

Emma Watson is so popular in Disney live-action fan castings. She's probably been imagined as just about all of them! Although Emma is now committed to another Disney project (more on that later!), she'd make a great Ariel.

Naya Rivera as Pocahontas

Movie: Pocahontas

Another Glee alum, Naya Rivera could certainly bring some of that Santana fire to the role of Pocahontas, a woman who never let her heart be tamed. Also, I can't see a movie racoon without thinking of Rocket from Guardians of the Galaxy (and that's a good thing).

Taylor Swift as Cinderella

Movie: Cinderella

While Taylor Swift looks the part, she's probably too busy with that whole being the biggest pop star in the world thing (also, she's rumored to appear in X-Men: Apocalypse as a mutant!). The live-action Cinderella and Prince Charming have been done before, and fairly delightfully so, too, by Lily James and Game of Thrones' Richard Madden.

Lily Collins as Belle

Movie: Beauty and the Beast

I don't know about you guys, but Lily Collins strikes me as more of a Snow White type, as her complexion always looks delicate and pale. Also, Emma Watson has snagged the role as Belle in the live-action Beauty and the Beast; possibly the most anticipated Disney project to come in many years. Check out Emma Watson as Belle fan art and the cool cast photo below for an idea of how great this movie will be!

Tang Wei as Mulan

Movie: Mulan

This may be slightly controversial as there is already a live-action Mulan on Once Upon a Time, played by Jamie Chung. However, there's no reason the movie Mulan couldn't be in a different universe... this could work!

Amanda Seyfried as Merida

Movie: Brave

It's interesting to see Amanda Seyfried with blazing red hair, but perhaps an actress with a more naturally red-headed complexion would be a better fit. Merida is all about those cute freckles!

Check out a fuller fan casting for Brave here.

Hayden Panettiere as Rapunzel

Movie: Tangled

Funnily enough, it's often Amanda Seyfried touted as the live-action Rapunzel, so it's curious to see this artist take a different path. Oh, and given her performance on Nashville, we know that Hayden Panettiere can rock a vocal track!

Check out an alternative fan casting for Tangled here.

Gal Gadot as Jasmine

Movie: Aladdin

She may be a little tied-up with her Wonder Woman responsibilities, but Gal Gadot is certainly beautiful and built appropriately for the exquisite Princess Jasmine. Dang it, how much fun would a live-action Aladdin be?

A Lion as Simba

Movie: The Lion King

A live-action Lion King could be really cool, and the success of the live musical show suggests that it could be pulled off well. However, after the recent death of Cecil the Lion, this project may be too sad for Disney to contemplate.

Diana Agron as Aurora

Movie: Sleeping Beauty

She's got the stunning beauty and the voice to pull off any musical number. Glee's Diana Agron is certainly a decent choice for a live-action Briar Rose!

Katy Perry as Snow White

Movie: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

The Photoshop job on this poster is terrific, but Katy Perry just doesn't seem like an apt fit for Snow White - unless it was a fun, campy boob-cannon version in the style of her brightly-colored pop videos! As great as she is, Perry isn't super Disney...


Do you think that these actresses are good picks for a Disney Princess roles?

Source: Thomas Kurniawan


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