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Getting Real with Raya: An Interview with Kelly Marie Tran

Today, I’m beyond thrilled that I get to say that we finally have a Southeast Asian Disney Princess! That’s right! Raya and the Last Dragon is officially hitting cinemas and Disney+ via Premier Access today, and we couldn’t be happier. In fact, if you want to take a look at what we thought of the film, check out our review here.

Having said that, here at The Nerds of Color, I’ve had the privilege of interviewing may talented and wonderful actors of color; each one doing their part to further the cause of shining a light on the underrepresented. However, to me, this 10 minute interview may top them all!

I could get into details about how we discussed the current anti-Asian climate in the country, or her reaction to the NOC’s own Rally for Rose. But why do that when you can simply dive in and watch for yourself?

Ladies and gentleman, I present to you, our interview with Raya, the first Southeast Asian Disney princess herself, Kelly Marie Tran:

Kelly, if you’re reading this, you’re amazing! Thank you for your candid, thoughtful answers, and for being an inspiration to all Asian and Southeast Asian Nerds of Color!

Raya and the Last Dragon hits theaters and Disney+ via Premier Access today!

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