Here's what the cast of Disney's live-action 'Aladdin' looks like in real life

DisneyMena Massoud and Naomi Scott in ‘Aladdin.’
  • Disney’s live-action remake of “Aladdin” will be released on Friday.
  • The stars of the movie, including Naomi Scott, Mena Massoud, and Will Smith, attended the Hollywood premiere on Tuesday.
  • Some cast members looked similar to their on-screen characters while others appeared much different.
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“Aladdin” is the latest live-action Disney movie to hit the theatres.

The film, which stars Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott, puts a new spin on the classic animated movie. It features original songs, some new characters, and extravagant musical numbers. Will Smith also takes on the iconic role of the Genie.

Ahead of the release of the remake on Friday, the actors stepped out at the Hollywood, California premiere at the El Capitan Theatre on Tuesday.

Here’s what the stars of “Aladdin” look like in real life.


Mena Massoud stars as the film’s titular character.

DisneyMena Massoud as Aladdin in ‘Aladdin.’

He lost his parents when he was younger and dreams of a life beyond the streets.


Massoud’s hair is a bit shorter and styled differently in real life.

Alex J. Berliner/ABImagesMena Massoud at the ‘Aladdin’ premiere.

The Egyptian-born actor previously appeared on the Amazon series “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.”


Naomi Scott portrays Princess Jasmine.

Walt Disney StudiosNaomi Scott as Princess Jasmine in ‘Aladdin.’

She’s independent and wants to help the people of Agrabah.


Scott looked like a real-life princess at the premiere.

Alex J. Berliner/ABImagesNaomi Scott at the ‘Aladdin’ premiere.

The actress and singer played the Pink Ranger in the 2017 “Power Rangers” movie. Next, she’ll star in the “Charlie’s Angels” reboot with Kristen Stewart.


Will Smith plays the wish-granting Genie who befriends Aladdin.

DisneyWill Smith stars as the Genie.

He’s quite the jokester, but also gives Aladdin advice.

Read more: Here’s how every character in a Disney live-action movie compares to the original animated version


In real life, Smith is obviously not blue.

Alex J. Berliner/ABImagesWill Smith at the ‘Aladdin’ premiere.

The actor also isn’t bald. During an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Smith said that he took home one of the Genie’s hats, even though he probably wasn’t allowed to keep it.


Navid Negahban plays the ruler of Agrabah and Jasmine’s father, the Sultan.

DisneyNavid Negahban as the Sultan in ‘Aladdin.’

He’s overprotective of his daughter and confines her to their palace.


Negahban has a shorter beard in real life.

Paul Archuleta/FilmMagicNavid Negahban at the ‘Aladdin’ premiere.

He’s known for his roles on “Legion” and “Homeland.”


Jafar, the villain of the film, is played by Marwan Kenzari.

DisneyMarwan Kenzari as Jafar in ‘Aladdin.’

He’s the Sultan’s advisor and often seen with his scepter that’s shaped like a snake.


Kenzari is less sinister than his “Aladdin” character.

Alex J. Berliner/ABImagesMarwan Kenzari at the ‘Aladdin’ premiere.

He also rocks a longer beard in real life. Kenzari’s recent roles include Pierre Michel in “Murder on the Orient Express” and Malik in “The Mummy.”


Nasim Pedrad stars as Dalia, Jasmine’s handmaiden.

DisneyNasim Pedrad as Dalia in ‘Aladdin.’

Dalia is Jasmine’s confidante who keeps a close eye on her.


Pedrad’s hair is a slightly lighter shade off-screen and she wore a dress with a cutout to the premiere.

Alex J. Berliner/ABImagesNasim Pedrad at the premiere of ‘Aladdin.’

You may recognise the former “Saturday Night Live” star from her role as Aly on “New Girl.”

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