Alberta's Alyssa Wapanatâhk cast as Tiger Lily in live action "Peter Pan & Wendy"

The 22 year old has been acting since she was 16 and is a graduate of New Image College of performing arts in Vancouver

 

Cree actress Alyssa Wapanatâhk has been cast as Tiger Lily in Disney's live-action adaption of Peter Pan & Wendy.

The 22 year old from Bigstone Cree Nation, has been acting since she was 16.

Her recent work “Napes Kasêkipatwât / The Boy And The Braid,” which she wrote, directed and produced, was one of the first-ever recipients of the Telus Indigenous Storyteller Edition grants.

She joins a cast that includes Jude Law as Captain Hook, Yara Shahidi as Tinker Bell, Ever Anderson as Wendy and Alexander Molony as Peter Pan.

The actress recently changed her name to Wapanatâhk, the Cree name she’d been given at birth, from Alook, her family name. In an Instagram post addressing the change, she stated it was part of her goal to bring back the Cree language and to speak and understand it more fluently.

No further details of the film have been released by Disney.

 

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