Jessica Biel Runs Wild, for Disney
Justin Timberlake's girlfriend poses as Pocahontas for fantasy-inspired ads
It’s not that far a leap from 7th Heaven to Disney World, but yes, that’s Jessica Biel, dressed Pocahontas and being pursued by one of Bambi’s cousins – instead of boyfriend Justin Timberlake.
Why the rush? It’s for a new round of Annie Leibovitz photos illustrating the Disney Parks’ “Where Dreams Run Free” campaign.
“I was a huge Disney fan growing up as a kid and Cinderella, Snow White, Pocahontas, Ariel – all those characters were huge for me, so I definitely did dream,” Biel, 25, says in a statement. “I never actually thought I would make it! So this is pretty exciting.”
In other newly released photos are Whoopi Goldberg as Aladdin‘s Genie; Gisele Bündchen as Peter Pan‘s Wendy, Tina Fey as Tinker Bell and Mikhail Baryshnikov as the flying boy in tights; and, together on a magic carpet, expectant parents Jennifer Lopez as Jasmine and Marc Anthony as Aladdin. Says Lopez about her character: “She’s the new cool princess.”
– Stephen M. Silverman