With the live-action “Beauty and the Beast” big screen movie nearing $500 million at the worldwide box office, Mandy Moore says she hopes Disney will soon create a “Tangled” live-action version.
ET Canada sits down with the film’s stars Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi to speak about reprising their respective roles as Rapunzel and Flynn Rider in Disney Channel’s modern-day adventure TV movie, “Tangled: Before Ever After” and new animated show, “Tangled: The Series”.
“We’re picking up right after the end of the film,” Levi tells ET Canada. And while their 2010 animated film left Rapunzel without her luscious locks, Moore promises fans will soon find out how her character gets them back, revealing, “Everything is answered, at least the pressing question.”
With Disney’s original “Tangled” film making a half of a billion dollars in box office sales, it’s no wonder Moore is hoping the studio will create a live-action version. “I am lobbying for us to do the live-action version,” she says, telling her co-star, “Let’s do it right now while we’re still young and fresh.”
Speaking of Disney’s first openly gay character in “Beauty and the Beast”, Moore says it’s refreshing to see such inclusion: “I applaud Disney for taking that step. I think it’s modern. It’s current. It’s saying with the times. It’s representational of the way the world is, the way the world looks.”
The “Tangled: Before Ever After” movie premieres March 24 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel, while “Tangled: The Series” premieres March 31 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel.