Recently, Disney has revealed the first look for the live-action Kim Possible movie.
From the animated world to live-action – the first look at Sadie Stanley as the iconic character Kim Possible debuted today at @Comic_Con by #KimPossible creators & exec producers @bob_schooley & @ridiculousmark. The Disney Channel Original Movie will premiere in 2019. #SDCC2018 pic.twitter.com/WFUjLvW2Fy
— Disney Channel PR (@DisneyChannelPR) July 21, 2018
FIRST LOOK: So Disney is making a KIM POSSIBLE movie and here’s a first look at Kim in costume. pic.twitter.com/AkmGxNnQRV
— The Geeks Core (@TheGeeksCore) July 21, 2018
Needless to say, people were disappointed with the outcome.
Especially with the actress playing the main star of the show, Sadie Stanley, who they think don’t suit the role.
I think an animated sequel would have been fine…
— y (@melvin2898) July 21, 2018
Na y’all can keep that pic.twitter.com/gDmHhvNhJB
— JR “HENNY GOD” SMITH (@VincentClayborn) July 22, 2018
WHERE'S ALL THE SASSINESS OF KIM POSSIBLE? https://t.co/Lk2vXIa7DS
— Sindeaquil (@Anasindee) July 22, 2018
We are so used to seeing teenagers on television be played by older actors.
A prime example of this is the Netflix series Riverdale. The characters themselves are in high school, making them around fifteen to sixteen years old. However, when it comes to the television series, you see all of these gorgeous and mature-looking actors that are in their mid-twenties. Thus, we project this expectation onto them.
Im so excited to finally be able to announce this! It still doesn’t feel real! I will be playing the iconic, strong, empowering character of Kim Possible in Disney’s live action original movie! I just want to say that I know the responsibility I am taking on. I know how important this character is to so many people and what she represents. I know this cartoon was one of the greatest and I’m going to do everything I can to do it justice. I’m so excited for this next chapter in my life! So grateful for the friends and family who supported me and encouraged me as well as my amazing agents and manager. Congratulations to @seangiambrone can’t wait to do this with you! Thank you to Adam, Zach, Zanne and everyone else at @disneychannel for believing in me and making my dreams come true! I won’t let you down! #kimpossible
The media plays an essential role in the way teenagers shape their perception of themselves as individuals.
Perhaps it’s because these people in beauty advertisements embody the persistent idealistic image and enact roles that serve as expectations for teenagers. Maybe they see this as a guide for their appearance, and attitude in order for society’s acceptance. One important factor that is relevant to the media’s potential influences is the degree to which they compare themselves with those women seen in advertisements. The media provides ideals and standards, which you can compare yourself with. We look to the media so that we can have a sense of what to become.
Thus, with the internalization of these standards and the social environment’s influence, they have a profound impact on one’s identity formation.
Moreover, it may possibly lead to the alteration of the self in terms of appearance, values, and beliefs. Thus, it is of paramount importance to be cautious and knowledgeable about the media’s distorted constructions of reality. Moreover, we also need a concrete identity and discernment of social influences so that we can be always critical of them.
We should not bully Sadie Stanley for this casting.
She’s a 16-year-old actress playing a role of a 16-year old character. The imposition of such demands for a teenager to perfectly fit a cartoon character primarily comes from how our familiarity with actors in their twenties on television.
Moreover, despite the backlash Sadie has been receiving, there are people in the internet who came to her defense as well.
people are so used to 26 yr olds playing 15 yr olds that they're still complaining about an actual child playing Kim Possible, who is an actual child too
— Natasha (@sapphicsolace) July 22, 2018
alexa play the kim possible theme song pic.twitter.com/9SRvK6hwTV
— saddy (@lesbihayley) July 21, 2018
pls don’t harass the 16 year old actress playing Kim in the new Kim Possible movie. She’s a child, it’s a movie for children!!! Nostalgia doesn’t give you the right to be an ass.
— kaliane!!! (@moon_goddess96) July 22, 2018
the girl playing kim possible looks 15 not 12 y’all just don’t know what 15 year olds look like anymore cause they’re played by 20 years old like that’s a five year difference ….. 20 year olds don’t look 15, 15 years olds do
— jess (@rubygiIlis) July 22, 2018
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