Get ready to see the Disney princesses like you’ve never seen them before: in loungewear.
A new photo from the upcoming Wreck-It Ralph sequel, Ralph Breaks the Internet, shows 10 of our favorite heroines hanging out with Vanellope in comfy clothes. Seriously, have you ever seen Frozen’s Elsa more relaxed? As seen in a rough cut at Disney’s D23 Expo last year and in the most recent trailer, Vanellope — voiced by Sarah Silverman — strikes up a friendship with some of Disney’s most notable princesses after discovering that — spoiler alert — she, too, is royalty. (Vanellope learned the news at the end of the 2012 film.) Everyone from Ariel to Snow White has ditched her usual ensemble because of Vanellope’s “laid-back influence.”
“I’m very proud of my character being a Disney princess with a human waist. I love that she is a princess but wears, like, a hoodie, and she inspires them all to wear comfortable clothes,” Silverman tells Entertainment Weekly. “It didn’t really cross my mind that I’m a Disney princess — like, that I’m canon — until we all met this year, and I got a little choked up. It’s corny, I know, but I was like, ‘Oh s***, right. I’m this Jewish, comfortable-clothes-wearing Disney princess. How cool is that?’”
She also tweeted how “proud” she was to “usher in a new era.”
I’m so proud to help usher in a new era where a Disney princess can wear comfortable clothes and have attainable waistline https://t.co/j236gjhcdx
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) August 9, 2018
Co-director Phil Johnston says the princesses’ inclusion was a no-brainer: “It’s what Wreck-It Ralph was about: What happens when the arcade is closed, and how do these characters behave when no one’s looking? And it’s very similar to what happens when you’re backstage in the princesses’ dressing room. What do they do? What do they look like? What do they talk about?”
But don’t expect the ladies to sit around talking about Prince Charming.
“The princesses and Vanellope learn a lot from each other, but what happens in that discussion is acknowledging the … I don’t want to say just blatant sexism, but the kind of dated, antiquated idea of princesses and bringing it up to a feminist — meaning equal — code,” she adds.
With Silverman being the voice behind Vanellope, we’d expect nothing less.
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 downloads into theaters on Nov. 21.
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