YouTube star and talk show host Lilly Singh, is all set to star in an animated LGBTQ short film. She will be playing a princess who discovers “pride in her identity” in the musical short film for the digital children’s content network, Pocket.watch.
The project, which is titled Lilly Singh’s Proud Princess, will be featured on Pocket.watch as part of their digital kids content 2021 slate.
Pocket.watch is a new network funded by actor Robert Downey Jr., producer Jon Landau, and William Morris Endeavor Entertainment chief, Chris Jacquemin.
According to Variety, the film titled "Lilly Singh's Proud Princess" is currently in pre-production. The film will speak about LGBTQ identity issues for kids. Lilly will be voicing her character who is a young princess.
The film’s premiere date has not yet been set, and other important details will be released later.
Pocket.watch chief content officer, Albie Hecht, acknowledged Lilly Singh’s immense talent by saying that she will be “an eloquent and articulate spokesperson” for the issue the film wishes to address.
Two years ago, Lilly Singh had opened up about being bisexual. “Female… Coloured… Bisexual. Throughout my life these have proven to be obstacles from time to time. But now I’m fully embracing them as my superpowers,” she wrote at the time, referencing her original 'Superwoman' online handle.
The 32-year-old YouTube sensation has previously worked in movies including Ice Age: Collision Course and Bad Moms.
In a career spanning over a decade, Lilly has also been a part of many TV and web shows including her own NBC late-night talk show, A Little Late with Lilly Singh. Other noted shows include Terminator Genisys: The YouTube Chronicles, Epic Rap Battles of History and Barkitecture.
(Edited by Anju Narayanan)