Jamie-Lynn Sigler says she's playing Disney's first Jewish princess but Sarah Silverman disagrees https://t.co/CbUNjWhNSR pic.twitter.com/3UuPW4xhd1— Yahoo Entertainment (@YahooEnt) September 19, 2019
Jamie-Lynn Sigler will be voicing a Latina Jewish princess in a Hannukah-themed episode of Disney's Elena of Avalor series. When Sigler tweeted that she was excited to play Disney's first Jewish princess, many responded bringing up Sarah Silverman's Wreck-it Ralph character Vanellope von Schweetz, who Silverman had previously identified as being Jewish. Silverman herself tweeted about the news, also writing that she loved Sigler.
Um... https://t.co/t2DpL9D0ww— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) September 19, 2019
Director Rich Moore also weighed in on his character, talking about why a video game character would have a religion.
According to me, Vanellope is Jewish.— Rich Moore (@_rich_moore) September 19, 2019
Not first, but welcome to the family Jamie! pic.twitter.com/BWya5WLc5g— Rich Moore (@_rich_moore) September 19, 2019
Of course video game characters don’t “need” religion, ace. But it does help them cope with the concept of mortality and the fear of death.— Rich Moore (@_rich_moore) September 20, 2019
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