Halliwell plays tutu-wearing monster
Spice Girl Geri Halliwell has signed up to star as a monster in a children’s TV show. The singer (pictured) will play Isabella Roarsome in the new Disney cartoon series Henry Hugglemonster, which launches on British television next month. Also adding their voices to the animated preschool show, which follows the adventures of five-year-old monster Henry, are Brian Blessed and Brenda Blethyn. Halliwell, 40, plays a monster pop star in the show who is never seen without a gold tutu and matching bling. ‘‘Being involved in Henry Hugglemonster has been such a joy,’’ she says. ‘‘The show has a truly positive message, teaching kids to be themselves and reminding them of the importance of family values. What’s more, it’s been so lovely to share this experience with my own daughter, who helped me learn the songs for my role as Isabella.’’ The program screens on Disney Junior UK from February 8 and will eventually be seen by audiences in more than 150 countries, including Australia. It has been developed from a series of books created by Ireland’s Children’s Laureate Niamh Sharkey. Halliwell, Blethyn and Blessed will feature in the English-speaking territories where Disney Junior airs, including Australia, the US and South Africa.
Coming soon, Disney.