Kristen Bell is getting candid with her kids about Disney’s princesses in the age of #MeToo.
The 38-year-old actress and mom of Lincoln, 5, and Delta, 3, told Parents magazine that she had a serious conversation with her kids about the infamous kissing scene in “Snow White.”
“Don’t you think that it’s weird that the prince kisses Snow White without her permission? Because you cannot kiss someone if they’re sleeping!” she told the magazine.
Bell, who’s played a Disney princess herself as the voice of Anna in “Frozen,” also spoke to her children about Snow White’s naivete.
“Every time we close Snow White I look at my girls and ask, ‘Don’t you think it’s weird that Snow White didn’t ask the old witch why she needed to eat the apple? Or where she got that apple?’ I say, ‘I would never take food from a stranger, would you?’ And my kids are like, ‘No!’ And I’m like, ‘Okay, I’m doing something right,’” Bell said.
She’s not the only actress who’s questioning Disney movies. Keira Knightley recently told Ellen DeGeneres that her 3-year-old daughter, Edie, is “banned” from watching “Cinderella” and “The Little Mermaid.”
The 33-year-old actress said the 1950s Cinderella character “waits around for a rich guy to rescue her. Don’t! Rescue yourself. Obviously!”
And when it came to “The Little Mermaid,” Knightley questioned the film’s message about relying on a “prince charming.”
“And this is the one that I’m quite annoyed about because I really like the film, but ‘Little Mermaid,’” she said. “I mean, the songs are great, but do not give your voice up for a man. Hello.”