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Naomi Scott ‘tricked’ Aladdin casting directors during audition

Naomi Scott tricked Aladdin casting directors into thinking she was more of a girly girl than she is.
The newcomer beat out thousands of other hopefuls to land the part of Princess Jasmine in Guy Ritchie’s live-action version of the Disney classic, and recalling her audition outfit in a chat with W magazine, the English star reveals she made a big effort to look the part.
“It was light blue,” she remembered of the floral Topshop dress she bought especially for the occasion. “I never wore it again.
“Cut to when I show up at the first rehearsal, and I’m wearing my Nike tracksuit, it was like, ‘This is the real me – haha, tricked you!’”
Scott was determined to land the role after learning director Ritchie’s Princess Jasmine was a tougher character than the one from the original Disney movie – she stands up to the film’s villain, Jafar, played by Marwan Kenzari.
“It happened that Disney and Guy and the producers were all of the same mindset in terms of what they wanted for this character,” Naomi explained. “That really excited me and made me be like, ‘I’m-a get this role’.”

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