Look around, look around at how lucky we are to be alive at a time when theater-loving kids can see themselves in “Hamilton.”
Actress Phillipa Soo, who is Chinese American, recently shared a heartwarming video of a young Asian girl declaring, “It’s me!” while watching Soo perform as Eliza Schuyler in Disney+’s movie adaptation of the hit musical.
“Little Jenna here is exactly why #representationmatters,” Soo wrote on Sunday night, thanking publicist Britney Thai for sharing the sweet clip. “I am so grateful for this show, that so many young people can watch this show and say ‘It’s me.’”
The full video sees little Jenna sporting a pink unicorn shirt and watching intently as Soo sings “Helpless,” an upbeat love song from Act 1, through a laptop screen. When the camera zooms in on Soo, Jenna points directly at her and says, “Look, it’s me.” Upon being told, “That’s Eliza,” Soo’s mini-me firmly repeats, “It’s me!”
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