Christy Carlson Romano Is Joining The Live-Action 'Kim Possible,' And Us '00s Kids Are HERE For It

Christy Carlson Romano Is Joining The Live-Action 'Kim Possible,' And Us '00s Kids Are HERE For It

THIS is the sitch.

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Growing up in the early 2000s was quite the time. From frosted lip gloss to what some might call the peak of Britney Spears' career, that era left a mark on society, especially us kids. After nearly two decades, our demands have been heard. Disney has just recently announced that a new live-action "Kim Possible" is in the works.

This is not a drill. I repeat THIS IS NOT A DRILL.

While this news in itself is enough to make my Disney loving-self ecstatic, Christy Carlson Romano, the original voice of Kim Possible has just been confirmed to have a cameo in the film.

You may recognize Romano from her roles in other Disney classics such as "Even Stevens" and "Cadet Kelly," but having her come back and appear in the new live-action "Kim Possible" is something Disney deserves a lot of credit for. Romano's career includes her voicing and playing characters that shaped who a lot of us 00s women grew up to be.

For me, Kim Possible was always one of my favorite characters growing up. She was a laid-back high school girl who played sports and was involved, but she also had time for her family and friends. She was mature, witty, and found a way to juggle her double life as a crime-fighting badass and the girl next door. She showed me that sometimes being a superhero takes more than powers or gadgets.

Romano's Kim Possible taught us girls that being a hero was sometimes just as simple as helping the people around us. She instilled in us a drive to fight for ourselves. She taught us to hold onto good friendships and not to get bogged down by other people's negativity.

Kim Possible was one of the characters of my childhood that taught me the meaning and importance of girl power. Having Romano play a role in this new "Kim Possible" is going to teach a new generation of girls that same message.

Growing up in the early 00s formed me into who I am today, but it was watching shows with girls like Romano's Kim Possible that gave me the courage to be unapologetically bold, curious like a spy, and to always be a friend. That is what a true hero looks like. She also taught me that the coolest heroes are the ones with the catchy theme songs.

*Singing*

"DOESN'T MATTER WHERE DOESN'T MATTER WHEN

I WILL BE THERE FOR YOU 'TIL THE VERY END

IN DANGER, IN TROUBLE, I'M THERE ON THE DOUBLE

YOU KNOW YOU ALWAYS CAN CALL... KIM POSSIBLE"

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I'm Not 'Spoiled,' I Just Won't Apologize For Having Great Parents

Having supportive parents is one of the best things that ever happened to me.

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When I tell people that I am the baby of my family, there is always a follow-up question asking if I am spoiled. As I was a child, perhaps the situation was a little different because I did not receive material things but instead got my way or rarely was punished. I was most likely spoiled rotten in that sense, especially by my grandparents. Fast forward to the age of 19 and I can say that my parents give me everything that I need, not necessarily everything that I want.

But I still don't think I'm spoiled.

I might legally be an adult, but my parents still provide for me. I may live at school during the semester, but my parents don't charge me rent or utilities when I am at home. My mom still does my laundry. They pay my phone bill monthly. When my mom goes grocery shopping, she doesn't have me chip in to help. She will make sure the bathroom is stocked with tampons or shampoo so I don't have to worry about it. The both of them make sure I have the sufficient needs to not be hungry, cold, or without shelter.

They do all of these things because they want what is best for me.

While they pay my student loans, I give them money to cover it as well as a little extra each month for different expenses. If we go out to eat, I do offer to pay but often get shut down and end up leaving the tip instead. I help around the house and sometimes make trips to the store for food or cleaning supplies, not asking for money to be paid back.

I have a job that gives me decent hours, but my parents understand that money for a college kid is tough.

I pay for my own luxuries such as makeup, cute clothes, even to get my hair cut. Spoiled is typically defined as "damaged by having been given everything they want." Do I want another dog? Yes. Do I have one? No. Do I want a swimming pool in my backyard? Yes. Do I have one? Again, no. That is because both my mother and father still believe in working for what you want and even their daughter doesn't get a free pass unless it's her birthday or Christmas. Do I still have everything I could ever need? Yes.

My parents do the exact same thing for my brother and sister who are older than I am.

I know if I have a problem, whether it be financial or crucial, I can turn to them for help. A lot of people my age don't have parents like I do and I am extremely grateful for them and everything that they do. Thanks, Mom and Dad.

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Colton Was The Best Bachelor, Don't @ Me

It was a roller coaster of a season.

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My guilty pleasure is 100 percent watching "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette." Every Monday night during the season, you can find me intensely watching ABC with a bag of popcorn. There is just something about all the drama and hopefully a happy ending that makes it hard to not love.

This past season, in particular, has been a roller coaster of emotion and drama. When Chris Harrison claimed it was the most dramatic season yet, he wasn't lying. Colton has come under controversy with some of the choices he made to hopefully find his fiance, but in my opinion, he is one of the most genuine and honest bachelors in the history of the show. When he narrowed the field of women down to three women, he knew that Cassie was the one.

When she had doubts and even left the show, instead of just moving on to the other two, he sent them home and fought for Cassie.

There were tears, high emotions, and even a fence jump. Colton claimed that if it wasn't Cassie at the end of the show, he was quitting the bachelor. He could have easily settled for one of the other two, but instead, Colton risked it all the fight for the relationship. In the end, Cassie saw how much Colton put on the line for her, and how he was all in. They both agreed that an engagement was too soon, but are still together as a couple. In my opinion, this is a reasonable choice. The show is only six weeks long, and most of that time is spent in group settings in the most romantic places in the world. It is completely different being a couple in the real world (which is probably why so many couples from the show split).

The season ended with the couple coming on air with the biggest smiles on their faces.

The numerous photos on social media of the gushing over each other seem to say a lot about their happiness. Even though Colton did not end up engaged in the typical bachelor fashion, I believe that his and Cassie's relationship is even better because of the choices they made.

So, I think we could all learn a thing or two from Colton on how vulnerable he was, and his willingness to fight for the things he loved. I hope him and Cassie the absolute best!

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