Mel B praises new Disney princess
- Bang Showbiz
- 29 March 2009
Former Spice Girls star Mel B is pleased Disney have chosen to make a movie featuring a black princess, but wishes it had been done earlier
Mel B can't believe how long it has taken Disney to make a film about a black princess.
The former Spice Girls star is thrilled the lead character in upcoming animation 'The Princess And The Frog' is African-American, but thinks the film should have been made years ago.
The 33-year-old singer said: "It seems to cause some controversy that the princess falls in love with a white prince in the movie. I can't see why there should be a problem!
"We should be applauding interracial relationships and have more of an open mind. It's brilliant. In this day and age, races are integrated - we have a black President of America now - so it shouldn't matter.
"Disney, you should have made this film sooner."
Mel recently revealed she is being hypnotised to calm her stage nerves ahead of her appearance in Las Vegas burlesque production 'Peepshow', which starts next month.
She said: "I'm getting hypnosis. I'm doing this just in case I get any last-minute nerves - you know, in case I can't remember the lyrics or the moves."