Naomi Scott, who rendered the role of Princess Jasmine in Disney’s Aladdin remake, is one of three actresses scrutinized for the Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+.
Though the big celebrated Disney+ Star Wars show The Mandalorian, enough hyped by the viewers, though a lot of people are waiting on other upcoming promising SW shows like Andor and Kenobi. Though Kenobi hasn’t started shooting with lead actor Ewan McGregor yet, sources tell us that the studio has found someone to play his co-lead.
According to The Illumenerdi, Aladdin actress Naomi Scott aka Jasmine have received a call for Kenobi. It has also transpired with several roles for the series, and there is a buzz that Naomi is up for the part of Riley. Here’s the full foundering:
Riley Female CO-LEAD – A female BIPOC whose character details are under the curtains
Tia Female SUPPORTING – BIPOC
Harold Male SUPPORTING – A quirky, comedic male.
Bella Female SUPPORTING – Latinx
The Illuminerdi also states that three actresses have received calls for the crucial role of Riley. These actresses are Naomi Scott, Thuso Mbedu, and Anula Navlekar.
We know Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine in Disney’s Aladdin, Kim Hart in Power Rangers, and Elena Houghlin in Charlie’s Angels. She is the actress with the prolific profile to acquire the role of Riley if Lucasfilm shortlists her.
Thuso Mbedu is a South African actress, nominee for an International Emmy Award for her role in Is’thunzi. She will soon be in Barry Jenkins’ limited series The Underground Railroad on Amazon Prime.
Anula Navlekar is a relative unknown who recently graduated from the Yale School of Drama.
While no confirmed release date has been settled for the Kenobi series, it’s prophecized that the show is expected to hit the floors of Disney+ probably in 2022, with Andor taking the public eye in 2021. While Kenobi was initially a film, it seems like Lucasfilm is more comfortable convulsing it in a series instead.
Let’s hope it meets our viewers’ expectations.