There’s probably nothing cooler than being immortalized in the form of a comic book character. And now, actress Skai Jackson can add this to her impressive resume.
The 14-year-old Disney Channel star is said to be the inspiration behind Marvel Comics original character “Riri Williams”. Animator, Mike Deodato, Jr. shared the fun fact via Twitter.
When she’s not shutting down trolls like Azealia Banks on social media, Jackson plays “Zuri Ross” on the Disney Channel’s Bunk’d. But the outspoken #GirlBoss has been acting since she was a toddler.
In response to the news that she was the superhero’s inspiration, Jackson had a sweet statement on Instagram. “Thank you @mikedeodato! I am so honored that I was your inspiration. I’m truly honored. Young black girls can be superheroes too!”
As reported by Essence, many people have already started to discuss who should play “Riri Williams” if the new Iron Man ever appears on the big screen, so it would be pretty cool to see Skai step into the shoes of the character she inspired.
We would seriously love to see her take on this role. Not a stretch since she’s a real life super girl in our world.