3 Things to Know About CHARLIE’S ANGELS Actress Naomi Scott
By Tess Farrand, Associate Content Editor
“Good morning Charlie…”
Naomi Scott, who recently appeared in the live-action ALADDIN, stars alongside Kristen Stewart (TWILIGHT) and Elizabeth Banks (HUNGER GAMES) in the reboot of CHARLIE’S ANGELS.
Movieguide ® particularly enjoyed ALADDIN, and Scott’s portrayal of Princess Jasmin because she demonstrated many characteristics to which that young girls can aspire. With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of three facts you might not know about this upcoming starlet…
*The reboot of CHARLIE’S ANGELS released in theaters on November 15, 2019. Read the full review here.
- She’s a Christian
“[My faith] is the foundation of every decision I make, and of my marriage,” the actress told British VOGUE in May 2019.
Scott, who’s married to soccer player Jordan Spence, unpacked that fame won’t be the crux of their lives on the eve of ALADDIN’S release as she looked forward to CHARLIE’S ANGELS too.
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She said, ‘we’re young people with big aspirations. I want to be a power couple, I want to make all the money and have a big house, but sometimes Jordan and I say, ‘ok, if I never acted in a movie again, if he never set foot on a football pitch, would our world fall apart?’”
With Christ at the center, we certainly don’t think it would!
- She’s proud that CHARLIE’S ANGELS doesn’t highlight female promiscuity
“You don’t see bikini shots of their bums, ” Scott told British VOGUE. She also said, “You don’t see much about their personal lives or who they’re dating. It’s about the agency going global, getting into intelligence and tech, whistleblowing.”
- She’s an ambassador for the United Kingdom branch of the Christian child sponsorship program Compassion International
Compassion International’s goal is to end child poverty through child sponsorship.
Scott shared her involvement with Compassion via Instagram, “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.”
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“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.
Scott also opened up on the Compassion blog about traveling to meet one of the children she sponsors in Ethiopia years before going to Rwanda:
When I visited the Compassion project I saw that giving children hope is the heart and culture of Compassion.
I remember that we went to the head offices and we saw how sponsors’ letters are sorted. We learnt so much about how children are incredibly protected through the sponsorship programme. We met a guy called Tsehaywota who is the National Director for Compassion Ethiopia. He is an amazingly humble man. It struck me that all the staff were so welcoming and so joyful and enthusiastic about what they are doing. The heart for children really does run through the whole organisation.
I saw the impact Compassion has on a child’s life. That when you sponsor a child , you provide them with medical care, tend to their emotional and social well-being and ensure the chance for a great education. It’s very holistic which is something I really love. Ultimately, it’s showing God’s love and showing God’s grace.
Discussion question: How can you be bold in your faith like Naomi Scott?