The star of Disney’s new live-action version of “Aladdin,” Naomi Scott, says she wouldn’t know how to do life without her strong Christian faith.
Scott who stars as Princess Jasmine in the remake of the Disney film stated in a blog she wrote for Compassion International a Christian child sponsorship program after visiting Rwanda and Ethiopia with her church through the organization. Scott said she’s frequently asked how she manages her faith and career in entertainment.
“My husband and I were actually talking about this yesterday. Sometimes we get asked the question, ‘How do you juggle your faith and what you do?’ But for me, I don’t know how I would do life without my faith,’ she wrote after sharing of her remarkable experience in Rwanda meeting recipients of Compassion’s Child Survival Project.
“That peace that you know you’re loved and valued is something that keeps me incredibly grounded, incredibly focused. Quite honestly, I don’t see it as this separate thing, this add on thing. My faith is just a part of who I am and what I do,” Scott testified.
The 26-year-old Scott is of half British, half-Indian descent and is on course to becoming a bonified superstar following the film’s success. What many of her American fans are just now learning about the actress is that she grew up as a preacher’s kid and her parents continue to be pastors at The Bridge Church in Northeast London.
“Both of her parents are pastors at the Bridge Church, Woodford in Redbridge, United Kingdom,” E! News reported. “According to the church’s website, ‘The Bridge Church is a community of ordinary people who have found peace, joy and purpose in an extraordinary God.'”