Princess Jasmine is more empowered and has got bigger dreams and aspirations in Disney's live-action Aladdin reboot.
In the beloved 1992 animated film, she is depicted as an independent, strong daughter of the Sultan of Agrabah, who is sick of feeling "trapped" behind the walls of their castle and refuses to be forced into marriage and have her "life lived" for her as she prepares to become queen one day. Ultimately, she ends up with Aladdin, who previously masqueraded as a prince. The new film gives the character of Jasmine, played by British actress Naomi Scott, much more depth.
"What we're trying to do is reimagine with a modern twist to it," she says in a behind-the-scenes video for the film, obtained by E! News. "Princess Jasmine wants the best for Agrabah and what's best for them is if she leads, but rather than say that she wanted to lead...she shows the skills and the qualities of a leader. The story is a progression of how she finally speaks out and becomes the leader that she's destined to be."