Firefly actor Jewel Staite declares her fan-favorite character Kaylee Frye a “Disney Princess” after discovering the 2002 sci-fi collection on Disney+.
Firefly‘s Kaylee Frye qualifies as Disney royalty, based on actor Jewel Staite.
“My household has solely simply now found that Firefly is on Disney+, which suggests they’ve solely simply now found that I’m a Disney Princess by default,” Staite wrote on Twitter. The actor portrayed Kaylee Frye for the primary and solely season of Firefly in 2002. She then asserted her character’s semi-official princess standing because of Disney’s 2019 acquisition of twenty first Century Fox. “I do not make the principles, I’m principally Ariel now,” she wrote. On the time of writing, Firefly is just out there to stream on Hulu in the US. Nonetheless, it’s out there on Star, a content material hub inside Disney+ that providers Canada, Europe, MENA, South Africa and components of Asia-Pacific.
Staite’s Kaylee Frye, the lead mechanic of Malcolm Reynolds’ (Nathan Fillion) Firefly-class spaceship “Serenity,” appeared in all fourteen episodes of Joss Whedon’s short-lived sci-fi western collection. Set within the 12 months 2517, Firefly adopted the Serenity crew as they carried out odd jobs on varied worlds and star techniques whereas staying underneath the radar of humanity’s governing physique, the Alliance. Fox infamously canceled Firefly after one season in 2002, however the solid returned for Whedon’s 2005 film Serenity, which wrapped up a lot of Season 1’s unanswered plot threads.
Firefly Celebrated Its 20-Yr Anniversary in 2022
Regardless of its cancelation, Firefly retained a cult standing amongst its fanbase and has seen its story proceed in varied media. This contains Increase! Studios’ latest Firefly comics run, which adopted the characters within the aftermath of Serenity. Firefly celebrated its twentieth anniversary in September 2022 with Firefly: 20th Anniversary Special #1 from Increase! Studios, written by Jorge Corona and Josh Lee Gordon.
Although the present solely lasted a single season, the cast of Firefly stay on good phrases. Gina Torres, who portrayed Zoe Washburne within the present, revealed that the solid nonetheless has their “personal little textual content message thread.” “We actually are one another’s buddies and allies and cheerleaders,” Torres stated, including that she would like to work together with her Firefly solid mates once more. “What’s bizarre is I do know lots of people which have gotten to work with all of my co-stars, however, after all, I’d like to see all of them once more,” she stated.
Regardless of the solid’s closeness, Whedon has turn out to be a goal of controversy after a number of Firefly writers spoke out in regards to the showrunner’s on-set conduct. Reported complaints embody Whedon mocking a Firefly writer for 90 minutes over a script in addition to making one other female writer cry. Whedon has additionally been accused of harassment by solid members of his earlier exhibits Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. Regardless of this, Fillion, who partnered with Whedon post-Firefly on Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Alongside Weblog, admitted, “I would work with Joss again in a second. I’d work with him once more in a second.”
Firefly is at the moment streaming on Hulu in the US and Star (Disney+) in Europe and Canada.