H.E.R. To Star In Upcoming ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Special

She’s the first Black and Filipino Belle

R&B singer H.E.R. is set to take on the role of Belle in an upcoming Beauty and the Beast 30th anniversary special slated for the last month of 2022!

It’s not the first time that the 25-year-old musician has been tapped for an acting gig. H.E.R., who is also known as Gabi Wilson, will also star in the musical adaptation of The Color Purple. The Slow Down singer is reportedly excited for both roles. H.E.R. shared in an interview that “she can’t believe” that she’ll be part of the fairytale’s legacy.


H.E.R. For Beauty and the Beast Special: What To Expect


H.E.R. wearing green suit.

H.E.R. will be performing “never-before-seen musical performances” for the special. (Photo from: @hermusicofficial)


The upcoming show will feature both live-action and animated segments. We can also look forward to “live never-before-seen musical performances” and fresh sets and costumes that are inspired by the original Beauty and the Beast film. This may mean that H.E.R. will not necessarily don the traditional yellow-gold dress but will instead have a tweaked version. We can’t wait to see that!

Director Jon M. Chu, who is known for his work in Crazy Rich Asians, will direct the special.


Where To Watch H.E.R. In Beauty and the Beast Special In Singapore


The Beauty and the Beast special will be released on ABC on 15 December. However, the show will be available for streaming on Disney+ the following day.


(Cover photo from: @hermusicofficial)


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