Ang Filipino-Canadian actress na si Cassie Steele ang napili para magbibigay ng boses sa bida ng upcoming Disney animated film na Raya and the Last Dragon.
Born Cassandra Rae Steele, the 29-year-old actress-singer-songwriter was born to a British father and Filipino mother.
Si Cassie ang gaganap na Raya, isang female warrior na hinanap ang kahuli-hulihang dragon para maisalba niya ang kanyang kaharian.
Ang Raya and the Last Dragon ay Southeast Asian epic fantasy adventure na ipapalabas sa streaming service na Disney+.
Sa ginanap na D23 Expo sa Anaheim, California kamakailan, isa ang Raya and The Last Dragon sa mga ni-launch na upcoming projects ng Disney. Naka-schedule itong ipalabas sa November 25, 2020.
Ang Crazy Rich Asian actress na si Awkwafina ang gaganap bilang Sisu, the Last Dragon sa naturang animated film.
Ang screenwriter ng Crazy Rich Asians na si Adele Lim ang siya ring writer ng Raya and the Last Dragon.
"Sharing Raya was just amazing because I feel like she's really a breakthrough character in terms of being female and being empowered, being a warrior and being badass, and it's just such an honor to play her,” ani Cassie sa interview sa kanya ng ABS-CBN News.
Narito ang synopsis ng Raya and the Last Dragon:
"A lone warrior from the fantasy kingdom of Kumandra teams up with a crew of misfits in her quest to find the Last Dragon and bring light and unity back to their world."
Pinakita sa D23 Expo ang three-minute clip ng pelikula na directed by Paul Briggs and Dean Wellins.
Sa naturang preview ng Raya and the Last Dragon, narinig ang voiceover na ito:
“Our world was created by dragons, before they left they hid a gift for the people. A powerful but dangerous gift. One that could save an entire kingdom or bring it to an end. The question is what will we find? Hope or destruction?”
Noong bata siya, kumuha si Cassie ng poetry at singing lessons. Nag-aral siya sa London School of Dance in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada kunsaan nag-train siya sa ballet and jazz dance.
At 11 years old, naging regular cast member na si Cassie ng teen drama series na Degrassi: The Next Generation.
Ang Degrassi: The Next Generation ay isang "Canadian teen drama television series set in the Degrassi universe. The series follows an ensemble cast of students at the fictional Degrassi Community School who face various challenges such as sex, teen pregnancy, bullying, date rape, drug abuse, body image, homosexuality, domestic violence, gang violence, self-injury, suicide, abortion, mental disorders, death, and many other issues."
After nine years, Cassie left the show in 2010, pero lumabas siya sa tatlong Degrassi TV films: Degrassi Spring Break Movie, Degrassi Goes Hollywood, and Degrassi Takes Manhattan.
Lumabas din si Cassie sa mga shows na L.A. Complex, Relic Hunter, The Dorm, The Best Years, and Instant Star.
Ginawa rin niya ang mga pelikulang Super Sweet 16: The Movie, My Babysitter's a Vampire, and Sorority Surrogate.
Sa kanyang music career, ang debut album ni Cassie na How Much For Happy ay ni-release noong 2005. Nasundan ito ng isa pang album titled Destructo Doll in 2009.
In 2012, nag-release ng extended-play si Cassie na "Shifty" on iTunes. In 2014, na-release ang single niya titled "Mad" via iTunes.
Ang kanyang album titled Patterns ay na-release noong 2014 via iTunes. Nag-release din siya ng singles niya titled "Games" and "Power."
Cassie Steele (left) will act opposite Awkwafina (right) in the Disney animated film Raya and the Last Dragon