Tyra Banks: her name is synonymous with power, beauty, feminism, a commanding attitude, and some pretty great acting. As if Coyote Ugly wasn’t enough, Tyra played as a doll named Eve brought to life by a young Lindsey Lohan in the TV-movie hit Life Size. The movie aired on Disney Channel 15 years ago and is finally being brought back to screen next year. More importantly, Tyra Banks will be reprising her role as Eve.
“I think it will be 2016,” Banks stated in an interview with US Weekly. “We’re looking at it as a holiday movie so hopefully holiday 2016. One thing is it’s a very precious project to the Disney Channel so they’ve been doing a lot of rewrites and making sure that the script is really tight. I’m really excited about it. I think Life-Size is so popular that it can be a feature film because it has such a cult following, so I’m really interested to see what the ratings are going to do for that. I think it’s going to be a blockbuster on TV.”
It has not yet been released if Lindsey Lohan will be returning as Eve’s BFF, which begs the question, if not her, who? It seems unlikely that they will substitute Lohan with a 2-bit replacement but it is conceivable that they will focus more on Eve in the sequel. Whatever the case, the 7-year-old in all of us is likely screaming in joy reminding us to “Shine Bright, Shine Far! Don’t be shy, be a star!”