(Naomi Scott on set of Disney’s Aladdin for Speechless special look video, May 2019. | Youtube/ Screenshot)
The star of Disney’s newly released remake of “Aladdin”, Naomi Scott, shares that her Christian faith is what helps her through life. The live-action remake of Aladdin was released May 24, 2019 in Paris, France, and has become a must-see movie. Scott stars with actors Will Smith (Genie), and Mena Massoud (Aladdin).
However, fame has not changed her attitude toward being Christian. In a response to a blog interview question for Compassion UK, a Christian child sponsorship organization, Scott wrote about how her Christian faith has shaped her career:
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, 26, who is of half-British and half-Indian descent grew up as a preacher’s kid. In this case, both her parents are pastors serving at the Bridge Church, Woodford, in Redbridge, United Kingdom.
“For me, it’s all about instilling value and hope. I think when we feel valued we begin to dream, that’s where it starts. It’s so important to get young girls to understand that they have a voice, they have something to offer” This is the incredible Ernestine, a beautiful woman and mother who is part of one of Compassion’s ‘Child survival projects’ in Kigali Rwanda. A few months ago I had the privilege of going to the beautiful Rwanda to see how Compassion’s ‘child survival projects’ change the lives of women across the world. I have worked with this charity for years and love their approach, working with communities and families to empower the next generation to break the vicious cycle of poverty. Child survival projects work with the communities most vulnerable mothers and mums to be to help meet their practical and medical needs whilst bringing together a community of women who can support each other emotionally and create an environment where they feel loved and valued. I sat down with Compassion to talk about Compassions ‘Different Path Appeal’, See link in bio for the full interview.
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Scott, a Compassion UK ambassador, recently visited Rwanda and Ethiopia during a church tour. While touring, she also met recipients of the Child Survival Project and Different Path Appeal sponsored by Compassion UK. The projects help protect women in Africa during their pregnancies, ensuring that their babies have healthy beginnings in life, and have helped numbers of mothers and their children living in poverty or in dangerous environments in Togo, West Africa.