Entertainment TV Marvel Star Diamond White Is 'Excited to See a Superhero that Looks Like Me' in New Disney Series Diamond White voices the first Black female teenage superhero in Marvel's new animated series Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, which will premiere on Disney Channel Feb. 10 By Rebecca Aizin Rebecca Aizin Rebecca Aizin is an Editorial Assistant at PEOPLE. She has been working at PEOPLE since 2023. Her work has previously appeared on Elle, HGTV and Backstage. People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 8, 2023 05:37 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Diamond White is adding a new title to her resumé: superhero. The 24-year-old actress is the latest to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the franchise's new show Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur. White joined Wednesday's episode of the PEOPLE Every Day podcast with host Janine Rubenstein where she shared how it feels to take on the helm as Marvel's latest superhero — and first Black female teenage hero — 13-year-old Moon Girl. "I was having a conversation with my brother the other day and he was like, "Diamond, you know, this is, like, really big. And I was like, 'I dunno, I'm scared,' " White told Rubenstein. "But I'm just excited to finally see a superhero that has my skin tone and looks like me. That is so important to me." All the New Marvel Shows Coming to Disney+, Including 'She-Hulk' and 'Secret Invasion' Diamond White. Mark Von Holden/Variety via Getty Growing up, White shared, her favorite superheroes were Superman and Iron Man, but she couldn't quite relate to them. "I'm a big fan of Superman but I couldn't really connect to Superman because he's, you know, a white guy," she said. "Now that I'm voicing this character, [my favorite superhero is] definitely Moon Girl because she's what I wanted to see on my screen growing up." Now, she sees herself in Moon Girl — a bright but awkward teenager who is determinted to save her neighborhood, Manhattan's Lower East Side, with her partner dinosaur by her side. White said she and Moon Girl share a lot of the same struggles; as a home-schooled kid, White felt more comfortable around adults than other people her age, and would stay away from sleepovers because she was "scared." So she was able to draw on that history to tap into Moon Girl's more awkward moments. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. White also anticipated some awkward moments with Tony- and Emmy-award winning actor Laurence Fishburne, 61, who intimidated her at first but quickly won her over. "I was scared to meet Laurence because I know how big of a star he is and I was a little bit nervous, but he's so goofy and so fun and we have the best times together," she said. "I was just like, 'Thank you for including me in this project.' And he was like, 'We couldn't do it without you' and it's really sweet." Marvel 'Ms. Marvel' 's Iman Vellani Only Auditioned for the Show Because She 'Wanted to Meet People at Marvel' At the end of the day, White said, the show is about "community and family" and MCU fans can expect to see those themes come through, as well as a music-heavy show complete with singing, and even a feature by Childish Gambino that debuted in the trailer. Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur will premiere on Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. ET on Disney Channel. The first six episodes will be available for streaming on Feb. 15 on Disney+. PEOPLE Every Day can be streamed daily on multiple platforms including iHeartMedia, Apple podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon Music.