Disney fans are all abuzz after Tyra Banks just made an exciting announcement. She revealed that Life-Size 2 is finally happening. There had been talk on bringing the Eve doll back to life but nothing concrete. However, the actress has now confirmed that the sequel to the popular Disney movie has got the green light.
According to Variety, Banks will reprise her role as Eve and will also be serving as executive producer. Fans have been waiting to hear when the sequel would officially happen since Tyra said that they were working on it in 2014. Now it seems that they are ready to get going on it.
While Tyra Banks is confirmed to be coming back to the Disney flick, no one else has been placed in their roles yet. It is highly unlikely that Lindsey Lohan will come back. She played the role of Casey who was so distraught over her mother’s death that she tries to resurrect her by casting a spell to bring her back to life. Her brand new Eve doll comes to life instead. Lohan played the part well back then, but this time it sounds like it will be all about Eve. Although, it would be fun to have Lindsey Lohan reprise her role, only all grown up, but it probably won’t happen this time.
Banks joked around that she was the only one who could resurrect the doll and she may be right about that. She brought the stiff doll into human-form quite nicely.
“There is no one else that can play Eve but me, thank you very much! I’m just joking with you, but yes, I am going to be Eve.”
Life-Size was a big hit with young girls back in 2000 when it premiered on the Disney Channel. The movie was typical Disney as kids are usually minus one parent and struggles to deal with it. This one was all about taking your light and shining it like a star. The catchy theme song toted “Shine bright, shine far, don’t be shy, be a star.” It even had choreography that went along with it. Tyra Banks, as Eve, helped Casey through her difficult time and showed her that she could shine her light, and as the doll says, “Show me your 100-watt smile.”
This will be a great project for Tyra as she just finished up the final episode of America’s Next Top Model which aired on Friday night. It was announced in October by EW that this would be the end of the series. Now she can start working on Life-Size 2, which will make everyone very happy. Even Miley Cyrus is happy about it!
When should we expect it to be released? Tyra mentioned that they are shooting for a 2016 date and it certainly can’t be too soon for fans of this well-loved movie.
“We’re looking at it as a holiday movie so hopefully holiday 2016. One thing is it’s a very precious project to the Disney Channel so they’ve been doing a lot of re-writes and making sure that this script is really right. I’m really excited about it. I think ‘Life-Size’ is so popular that it can be a feature film because it has such a cult following, so I’m really interested to see what the ratings are going to do for that. I think it’s going to be a blockbuster on TV.”
That is an interesting comment made by Banks. It certainly is true that this Disney movie has a following by the excited comments made on social media since the news broke that it is actually happening. Life-Size may just bring back some of the older Disney fans who haven’t watched the network for a while.
Are you excited to hear that Tyra Banks is reprising her role as Eve? What was your favorite part of this movie?
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