Peter Pan, the boy who never grows up, has captivated audiences since J.M. Barrie introduced him in the 1904 play “Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up.” Now, Disney is taking another shot at adapting this timeless story with “Peter Pan & Wendy.” The film features familiar characters like Tinker Bell (Yara Shahidi), Tiger Lily (Alyssa Wapanatahk), and the notorious Captain Hook (Jude Law). However, the spotlight is on Wendy Darling, played by the talented Ever Anderson.
A Fresh Take on Wendy Darling
In this new adaptation, the story focuses on Wendy’s perspective. Ever Anderson shared in an interview with HeyUGuys that the film stays true to the original story’s themes while providing a modern twist. She said, “I think that it’s about both a girl and boy that never want to grow up and I think it’s seen from Wendy’s eyes, as she’s whisked away to this land of Neverland and learns the true meaning of friendship, and also what it means to grow up.”
Ever Anderson’s Previous Roles
Ever Anderson has experience playing strong, young heroines. Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) may recognize her as the young Natasha Romanoff in “Black Widow.” Though her appearance in the film is brief, Anderson captures Natasha’s determination and spirit, showcasing her ability to handle action-packed roles.
Horror enthusiasts might also recognize Anderson from “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter,” where she plays both young Alicia and the Red Queen. Her previous work demonstrates her versatility across genres and her capability to bring energy and depth to her performances.
Catch “Peter Pan & Wendy” on Disney+
With a talented cast and a fresh take on the classic story, “Peter Pan & Wendy” is set to be an exciting adventure for viewers of all ages. The film will be available to stream on Disney+ starting April 28. Don’t miss Ever Anderson’s captivating performance as Wendy Darling in this reimagined tale of friendship, adventure, and growing up.