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Things We Saw Today: Twitter Demands Tracee Ellis Ross as Live-Action Ms. Frizzle

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As we learned from the upcoming Lupita Nyong’o and Rihanna movie, when Twitter demands, Hollywood occasionally listens. And this time, the minds of the internet have suggested a brilliant revival casting: Tracee Ellis Ross as Ms. Frizzle in a live-action Magic School Bus.

The best part? Ross herself seems pretty open to it.

Netflix is already planning a cartoon revival, with SNL‘s Kate McKinnon set to voice Ms. Frizzle. Given studios’ current penchant for revivals, maybe we can make this one happen, too.  (via Entertainment Weekly)

  • Here’s what Jodie Whittaker had to say about her new role as the 13th Doctor. Because we live in a dystopia of fanboy rage, she also had to ask: “I want to tell the fans not to be scared by my gender. Because this is a really exciting time, and Doctor Who represents everything that’s exciting about change.”
  • At D23 Expo, Anika Noni Rose spoke about what the role of Tiana meant to her, and how she “felt like I knew this girl” from the moment she read the script for The Princess and the Frog. It’s a lovely example of how an actor can bring their personal experiences to enrich a role.
  • While we’re all glad that the live-action Aladdin didn’t go full Prince of Persia and whitewash, writers have also pointed out both the movie’s underlying orientalism and the questions of representation that arise from casting Naomi Scott, who is half-Gujarati and half-white rather than Arab or Middle Eastern, as Jasmine.
  • The winners of the Shirley Jackson Award have been announced!
  • Ryan Gosling posted a teaser for a new Blade Runner 2049 trailer, which will arrive tomorrow.

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