Kelly Marie Tran Says She Thinks Raya is Gay

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Raya in 'Raya and the Last Dragon'

Kelly Marie Tran Says She Thinks Raya is Gay. SPOILER ALERT: This post contains information that may spoil aspects of Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon. If you do not wish to have details of the story ruined for you before seeing the animated film we recommend you stop reading past this point. Thank-you!

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Many fans felt a flirtatious tone during Raya’s prodding line to Princess Namaari of Fang at the gates of Spine: “Hey there, Princess Undercut. Fancy meeting you here,” and it turns out that was completely intentional!

Though the film does not rely on a romance to tell Raya’s story, actress Kelly Marie Tran has shared that she feels there were ““some romantic feelings going on there”” between Raya and her nemesis turned all ally, Namaari. Tran continued to share, “I’m obsessed with Namaari and I’m obsessed with Gemma Chan. So I’m really excited you brought this up.”

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Raya and her nemesis, Namaari, face off amid the snowy mountains of Spine. Featuring Kelly Marie Tran as the voice of Raya and Gemma Chan as the voice of Namaari, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Raya and the Last Dragon” will be in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access on March 5, 2021. © 2021 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

She continued, “I think if you’re a person watching this movie and you see representation in a way that feels really real and authentic to you, then it is real and authentic,” Tran added, “I think it might get me in trouble for saying that, but whatever.”

Kelly concluded her thoughts in her interview with Vanity Fair, “I want to live in a world where every single type of person can see themselves in a movie like this,” she says. “There’s a lot of work to be done in that respect. I’d love to see a Disney warrior who—I don’t know, can I say this without getting in trouble? I don’t care—is openly in the LGBTQ community. I would love to see representation in terms of someone who maybe isn’t able-bodied. And I’m hopeful. We’ll see.” 

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Source: Vanity Fair