Alessia Cara Confirms Role In Animated Film "The Willoughbys"

It was the worst kept secret she said as her fans pretty much knew.

August 1, 2019

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I got to chat with Alessia Cara before her Amway Center show and I asked her about her tour, new EP This Summer and her role in an upcoming animated film called The Willoughbys.

At first, she was like, "Oh, can we say that... is that a thing?" Then she said, well it's online so yeah I guess it's okay (totally thought I was in trouble, but I read it on her Wikipedia page).

She confirmed her role in the film and said she's super excited about it because she's always wanted to give acting a try. 

An excerpt from states: 

"Abandoned by their ill-humored parents to the care of an odious nanny, Tim, the twins, Barnaby A and Barnaby B, and their sister, Jane, attempt to fulfill their roles as good oldfashioned children. Following the models set in lauded tales from A Christmas Carol to Mary Poppins, the four Willoughbys hope to attain their proscribed happy ending too, or at least a satisfyingly maudlin one. However, it is an unquestionably ruthless act that sets in motion the transformations that lead to their salvation and to happy endings for not only the four children, but their nanny, an abandoned baby, a candy magnate, and his long-lost son too. Replete with a tongue-in-cheek glossary and bibliography, this hilarious and decidedly old-fashioned parody pays playful homage to classic works of children’s literature."

The Willoughbys has no release date yet, however the Wiki page shows it's in production.