Never Have I Ever's Maitreyi Ramakrishnan wants to play Rapunzel in Disney's live-action Tangled
12 September 2022, 17:12 | Updated: 20 June 2023, 16:28
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Disney are reportedly already making a live-action Tangled movie but they are yet to the cast the film.
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In 2020, The DisInsider reported that Disney were making a live-action Tangled. They said: "Ashleigh Powell (The Nutcracker and the Four Realms) is writing the script, and the movie will be produced by Michael De Luca (Moneyball, Captain Phillips) of Michael de Luca Productions and Kristin Burr (Christopher Robin) of Burr! Productions, who is also producing Cruella."
Disney are still yet to confirm if live-action Tangled is happening but Maitreyi Ramakrishnan has now put herself in the ring.
Taking to Twitter today (Sep 12), Maitreyi, who is best known for playing the iconic roles of Devi in Netflix's Never Have I Ever and Priya in Pixar's Turning Red, tweeted: "I’ve made it like really clear that like Rapunzel IS my dream role… right? Like we know this… right????" Minutes later, thousands of fans began sharing Maitreyi's tweet agreeing that she'd be amazing.
Speaking to CBS previously back in 2021, Maitreyi said: "I think Rapunzel should be a South Asian girl. Because hear me out, no one knows what it feels like to be trapped in your room, not able to go out because your mother is telling you no, without giving you an actual proper reason like brown girls do. It’s true. That would be like a dream role for me."
In response to Maitreyi's tweet, someone tweeted, "wait i see the vision walk with me" and Maitreyi replied: "walking?? bestie let’s start running". Another fan wrote, "Yeah but do you have long hair", and Maitreyi quickly responded: "I’m a brown girl, watch me grow that out so quick."
I’ve made it like really clear that like Rapunzel IS my dream role… right? Like we know this… right????☀️💜— Maitreyi Ramakrishnan (@ramakrishnannn) September 12, 2022
walking?? bestie let’s start running— Maitreyi Ramakrishnan (@ramakrishnannn) September 12, 2022
Disney have already released live-action versions of 101 Dalmatians, Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent, Cinderella, The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast, Dumbo, Aladdin, The Lion King, The Lady and the Tramp, Mulan, Cruella and Pinocchio. They are also set to release The Little Mermaid starring Halle Bailey as Ariel in May 2023.
Maitreyi Ramakrishnan playing the lead in a live-action version of one of Disney's best films? We need this movie and we need it now!
What do you think? Who do you want to play Rapunzel?
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