The 18-year-old singer and actress is no longer a part of the movie — which was set to be brought to life by Smith’s production company, Overbrook Entertainment, and Paramount Pictures, according to Variety.
Sources told the outlet that Siwa dropped out of the project “months ago” and her removal is in no way related to Smith’s incident at the 2022 Academy Awards, where he slapped comedian Chris Rock on stage for making a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.
“That project got put on hold, and then went away,” Siwa told Varietyover the weekend. “It wasn’t the one.”
The YouTube star then reiterated that her exit from the project had nothing to do with Smith’s Oscars controversy, adding, “I normally stay out of all politics, it’s not my gig. But, I will say that being kind to one another is very important. I think that can go both ways, kindness.”
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