December 15 is almost here! H.E.R. is set to star as Belle on ABC’s “Beauty And The Beast” 30th anniversary special, and the singer is also poised to represent her Filipino-American roots. In one of the costumes for the live-action segment, H.E.R. pays homage to her Filipino roots by wearing a dress that features baybayin.
The way @HERMusicx is honoring her Filipino heritage in her Belle costume. 😍😭🙌🏽— Krystle Piamonte (she/her) (@kryspia) December 8, 2022
The writing says “Bela” (“Bella”) in baybayin. A pre-colonial script that was almost taken from us, but we are reviving it.
Proud of this Bay Area Pinay and excited to see HER in BATB!
Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration premieres on ABC on December 15 at 8 p.m. and will go live on Disney+ the following day! We’re excited to see a Filipino Disney princess!
Photo Courtesy of H.E.R.’s Instagram
Jon M. Chu is reimagining the Disney princess classic, Beauty and the Beast into a live action special on ABC. H.E.R. is set to portray Belle and Josh Groban as the Beast. The two-hour special of Beauty and the Beast will be taped in front of a live audience at Disney Studios in Burbank, CA and will air Thursday, December 15th from 8-10 pm EST/PT on ABC, and on Disney+ the next day.
Jon Jon Briones has been the latest actor added to the cast. He’ll play Maurice, Belle’s father. The inventor who’s deemed odd by the villagers for his unusual devices, gets lost in a forest and finds Beast’s castle. After getting captured for trespassing, Belle tries to save her father by living with the Beast.
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Cover Photo Credit: Jon Jon Briones Instagram