The Guy Who Was Just Cast As Aladdin Called Robin Williams His Greatest Inspiration And Oh, The Feels


Well, this is emotional.

This is Mena Massoud. He was just cast as Aladdin in Disney’s upcoming live-action remake.

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When Disney announced his casting yesterday, people wanted to know everything they could about him. But so far, all we really have is his Instagram — which, btw, is ~extremely~ worth a follow:

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But there is one 💎 GEM 💎 about Mena buried deep within the web, and I am so happy to be able to share it with you today.

But there is one 💎 GEM 💎 about Mena buried deep within the web, and I am so happy to be able to share it with you today.

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The Hudsucker: What actor or performance do you feel has impacted and inspired you the most?

Massoud: Robin Williams in everything he did. He was an incredibly well-rounded actor but I grew up on his role in Mrs. Doubtfire. That role by itself is very well-rounded and he goes through an amazing journey in that movie. I think it’s very underrated.


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