‘Prince’ Beckham unveiled by Disney
Posted by Dresonic on January 28, 2007
David Beckham as Prince Phillip from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty
David Beckham’s first endorsement since the announcement of his move to the US depicts the soccer star as a dragon-slaying prince for Disney.
Beckham’s latest makeover as Prince Phillip from Sleeping Beauty is one of three new Disney-themed celebrity portraits shot by world-renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz for the Disneyland and Walt Disney World’s Year of a Million Dreams campaign.
Pop princess Beyonce Knowles, 25, is also featured as a demure Alice in Wonderland, sitting in a whirling teacup accompanied by singer Lyle Lovett as the March Hare and actor Oliver Platt as the Mad Hatter.
Actress Scarlett Johansson, 22, is photographed as Cinderella, wearing a custom-designed Nicoletta Santoro gown and a 62-carat diamond tiara by Harry Winston, worth £165,000.
Beckham, 31, who shot his part of the campaign on December 18 at the Spanish resort of Burguillo Lake, near Madrid, said during the shoot: “There were many Disney characters I liked as a kid.
“Now my sons love the Disney characters and it’s a big part of their lives, a big part of many children’s lives around the world. So to be part of that is an honour and very exciting.
“I love going to Disney, I’m like a big kid.”
Leibovitz, 56, who described Beckham as “a very determined actor”, has already been commissioned to shoot more images featuring other costumed celebrities.
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