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Zombies' Meg Donnelly Wore a Yellow Dress & Blue Belt Just Like 'Anastasia'

Zombies' Meg Donnelly Wore a Yellow Dress & Blue Belt Just Like 'Anastasia'

A few months ago, JJJ pointed out that Meg Donnelly looked a lot like this rendering of a real life Anastasia, based on the animated film.

The portrait, done by Finnish artist Jirka Väätäinen, looks so much like Meg – and over the weekend, Meg actually dressed up like her!

The Zombies star wore a bright yellow dress with a thick blue belt, much like the dream dress the character wears in the “Once Upon a December” scene in the animated movie.

Meg, along with Free Rein‘s Jaylen Barron and Violett Beane, were spotted at the 2018 Women’s Image Awards, which celebrate outstanding film and television that promotes non-stereotypical, female characters to enhance the value of women and girls.

See the side by side below!

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Finnish Instagram Artist Imagines 'Anastasia' Movie Character In Real Life & It Looks Just Like Meg Donnelly!

Finnish Instagram Artist Imagines 'Anastasia' Movie Character In Real Life & It Looks Just Like Meg Donnelly!

We’ve always admired Finnish artist Jirka Väätäinen‘s gorgeous work on his Instagram.

He’s re-imagined Disney princes, princesses and even villains of what they would look like in reality, and now, he’s put a spin on just what Anastasia from the movie would look like.

Yes, we know she was a real historical person and there are actually portraits of the Grand Duchess before her untimely death to see and look at — but we’re talking about the animated movie character.

If anyone was casting a movie based on his interpretation, they need to look at Meg Donnelly asap!

Meg, who currently stars on ABC’s American Housewife and will be in Disney Channel’s Zombies, is the actual, real life counterpart to Jirka‘s illustration!

See the comparison below — look at that! SPOT.ON.

'Anastasia' Comes to Broadway Soon - New Set Photos!

'Anastasia' Comes to Broadway Soon - New Set Photos!

Check out these brand new production stills from the upcoming Anastasia musical for Broadway!

Starring Christy Altomare and Derek Klena, the show is inspired by the the film.

The musical transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920′s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past.

Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing con man and a lovable ex-aristocrat.

Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love and family.

Mark your calendars Anastasia opens on April 24.

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Anastasia Hits Broadway Soon - First Look Photo!

Anastasia Hits Broadway Soon - First Look Photo!

We are geeking out over this first look at the upcoming Anastasia musical for Broadway!

Starring Christy Altomare and Derek Klena, the show is inspired by the the film.

The musical transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920′s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past.

Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing con man and a lovable ex-aristocrat.

Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love and family.

Mark your calendars – Anastasia opens on April 24.

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Rasputin Won't Be Part of The 'Anastasia' Musical on Broadway

Rasputin Won't Be Part of The 'Anastasia' Musical on Broadway

When you were younger and watched the movie version of Anastasia, villain Rasputin probably scared you to bits. In fact, that animated character still does scare us!

But have no fear if you’re going to see the Broadway musical, because he won’t be part of it.

For the musical, Rasputin and Bartok, the sidekick bat, have been completely removed from the plot, instead replaced with a Bolshevik general who tries to stop Anya from claiming her birthright.

“Well, Rasputin is not in our version, nor is Bartok (and everyone loves him, including me.),” lyricist Lynn Ahrens told to HelloGiggles. “But we really didn’t want to repeat the animated movie onstage – and those two ‘cartoon’ characters simply didn’t fit this version.”

So, who is the new villain? That general, of course.

“You’ll be happy to know that we’ve replaced Rasputin with a much more complicated and charismatic antagonist, a Russian officer played by Broadway’s sensational Ramin Karimloo. He brings something both menacing and sympathetic to the role.”

Learn more about the characters in Anastasia, The Musical below!


ANASTASIA “Journey To Broadway: The Characters”

Broadway's 'Anastasia' Gets New Promo Video & We Can't Wait to See It!

Broadway's 'Anastasia' Gets New Promo Video & We Can't Wait to See It!

If you grew up with the animated movie musical Anastasia, then you are probably just as excited as we are for the new Broadway production of the story to start performances this month!

A new promo video for the musical was just released and it features the show’s star Christy Altomare singing the signature song “Journey to the Past” along with some beautiful imagery.

Performances for the musical begin on March 23 and the official opening night is on April 24.

Make sure to watch the video of Christy belting out “Journey to the Past” during a visit to her alma mater.

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Broadway's 'Anastasia' Musical Debuts 'Journey To The Past' Video & It Will Send Chills Down Your Spine!

Broadway's 'Anastasia' Musical Debuts 'Journey To The Past' Video & It Will Send Chills Down Your Spine!

We don’t know about you, but Anastasia was one of favorite animated movies ever!

Now, with the Broadway musical coming, the first video has been released and star Christy Altomare sings “Journey to the Past” at her alma mater — and it’s chilling!

The musical is in the same vein as the animated movie with a brave young woman, who sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya (Altomare) enlists the aid of a dashing con man (Derek Klena) and a lovable ex-aristocrat (Ramin Karimloo).

Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love and family.

Performances on Broadway begin on March 23rd and the official opening night will be on April 24th.


“Journey to the Past” Christy Altomare Live Performance | ANASTASIA The Musical