So, word on the street is that Emma Watson is in early talks to play Cinderella in a live-action Disney adaptation (with Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother—how perfect is that?). Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo! And just in case the folks at Disney are listening, I've made a few potential princess suggestions of my own.
Kristen Stewart played Snow in Snow White and the Huntsman, but Selena Gomez reportedly auditioned for the role too. No offense to Kristen, but if I were making my own Snow White live-action flick, it'd totally go to Selena—she has a sweetness about her that I think matches up well.
Maleficent—the tale of Sleeping Beauty from the villain's point of view—is already in the works and starring Angelina Jolie as the wicked lady and Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora. And you know what? I think that casting is perfect. No changes here!
The Little Mermaid
For Ariel, we obviously need somebody who can pull off a sassy attitude and fiery-red hair—for me, that's obviously Emma Stone. Somebody get the gal a dinglehopper!
Other suggestions: Isla Fisher, Jennifer Lawrence
Beauty and the Beast
If Watson weren't already in talks for Cinderella, I think she'd make a perfect Belle. But she can't play all the Disney princesses. Because Belle's bookish with a big heart (and my favorite), I think either Alexis Bledel or Leighton Meester would be perf.
Vanessa Hudgens is of Native American descent, and after seeing her in Spring Breakers, she can definitely play somebody with a, um, wild spirit. And her boyfriend Austin Butler would make a damn good-looking John Smith, no?
Brenda Song's recent guest appearance on New Girl has me convinced she needs more screen time, stat.
Princess Jasmine is arguably the hottest of the Disney princesses—I mean, that outift!—and Channing Tatum's wifey Jenna Dewan (who is of Lebanese descent) is well, stunning.
The Princess and the Frog
Tiana, one of the newest princesses, is hardworking, contemporary, and strong-willed: And badass Zoe Saldana comes first to mind.
Rapunzel! Amanda Seyfried's already played a beautiful woman hidden away from the outside world (a.k.a. her character Cosette in Les Mis), and she's clearly comfortable in a period costume.