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Disney’s New Princess Jasmine, Naomi Scott, Is a Worship Leader

We've gotten our first look at Disney's new live-action Aladdin remake, with the cast appearing on the cover of Entertainment Weekly!

 

Along with Will Smith in the role of the genie and Mena Massoud as Aladdin, 24-year-old Naomi Scott is playing Princess Jasmine. She's probably best known for playing the Pink Power Ranger, but she's also a recording artist and has been a worship leader. Her parents are pastors of the U.K.'s Bridge Church, and back in April, she told HypeBae about the important role church has played in her life and her music:

God is the ultimate creative force. Growing up in the Church fostered an inner spirituality that also introduced me to the concept of music having a deeper meaning. There has always been a connection between my faith, and realizing that music can have a soul and purpose, which has ultimately affected the way I approach the art. Listening to soulful vocalists like Mary Mary and Kim Burrell; playing the piano, and leading worship has directly shaping my artistry.

Scott told The Huffington Post that even though she loves acting, "I would want to say music is my first love shall we say. Just from growing up in gospel music and that. That spiritual connection to it was where my first love is and always interested."

She has also spoken out on Twitter about Christian persecution in the Middle East and the international refugee crisis:

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