Get ready, you guys, because there’s a band new Disney prince in town and he’s making history! That’s right, Niles Fitch was just announced as the first-ever, live-action black Disney prince, and fans couldn’t be more proud.
For those who missed it, the 18-year-old is set to star alongside Peyton Elizabeth Lee in in the upcoming Disney+ original movie Secret Society Of Second-Born Royals. Set to be released this summer, the sure-to-be-amazing flick is all about a girl named Sam who gets drafted alongside a group of gifted young people that will be trained to keep the world safe. The entire cast is set to show off their epic fighting skills when a villain emerges and attempts to steal the crown.
Aside from Peyton and Niles, Skylar Astin, Élodie Yung, Ashley Liao, Isabella Blake-Thomas, Faly Rakotohavana and Olivia Deeble also star in the movie. Recently, the Andi Mack alum took to Instagram on Monday, April 20 and introduced the movie to the world with an epic sneak peak. She also dished on her character, Sam, during a recent interview. The 15-year-old explained that throughout the movie, Sam will work hard to “find where she can shine and where she belongs” all while living in the shadow of her sister, who’s next in line for the throne.
“Sam is going to be a unique addition to the Disney princess family because she doesn’t want to be a princess, she doesn’t want to be royalty,” the 15-year-old told EW. “Because of that, it takes her on this journey of figuring out how to make it work for herself that’s going to break that delicate princess mold. When she finds this secret society that feels the same way, they figure out how to create their own legacy and have an impact on their country and the world.”
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