And the controversy has emerged!
Yesterday we reported that Rooney Mara has been signed to play Tiger Lily in Joe Wright's upcoming film Pan alongside Hugh Jackman & Garrett Hedlund!
The movie has definitely piqued our interest and, unfortunately, the interest of others.
Well, people are SUPER unhappy that Rooney has been casted as Tiger Lily because she is the Native American character in Peter Pan!
While Rooney is an incredibly talented actress, she is clearly not Native American!
People have suggested that Joe should have casted an ethnic actress in the role, which is a VERY valid point.
But it also got us curious as to who else has played the iconic role, and it seems there have been quite a few!
Ch-ch-check out the other ladies who've played Tiger Lily …AFTER THE JUMP!!!
Just for reference, here is Disney's version of Tiger Lily!
Carsen Grey played the character in the Peter Pan film from 2003!
SyFy had the character's name changed to Aaya in their Neverland mini-series and she was played by Native American actress Q'orianka Kilcher.
In the 2000 made-for-TV movie, Peter Pan, based on the Broadway play with Cathy Rigby, Tiger Lily was played by Dana Solimando.
And in the national tour of the show with Cathy, Jasmine Ejan played the role!
In the Johnny Depp & Kate Winslet film, Finding Neverland, Tiger Lily made a brief appearance and she was played by Rhoda Montemayor.
So what do U think?
Should they have chosen a different actress for the role?
[Image via WENN/Universal/Disney/SyFy/YouTube/Dana Solimando/Miramax.]
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