Jamie-Lynn Sigler, who played Meadow Soprano, daughter of New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano in HBO’s “The Sopranos,” will guest star as the Disney channel’s first Jewish Latina princess in the third season of “Elena of Avalor,” set to begin on Oct. 7.
A Wednesday Walt Disney Television Animation News press release announced that “this December, Elana Of Avalor will celebrate a Hanukkah-themed episode guest-starring Jamie-Lynn Sigler as a visiting princess from a Latino Jewish kingdom and next year Elena’s royal coronation special.”
Elena of Avalor is a computer-animated adventure television series that premiered on Disney Channel on July 22, 2016, and features Aimee Carrero as the voice of Elena, a young Latina princess.
According to Wiki, Jamie-Lynn Sigler was born in Jericho, New York, on May 15, 1981, and is of both Sephardi and Ashkenazi Jewish descent through her father. Her mother is Cuban and was raised Catholic, but later converted to Judaism before marrying Sigler’s father. Sigler went to Hebrew school and had a bat mitzvah.
I am so excited to voice Disney’s first Jewish princess ??♀️❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/TISMnknDyQ
— Jamie-Lynn Sigler (@JamieLSigler) September 17, 2019
As to the meaning of the term “Latino Jewish kingdom,” we Googled it but to no avail. We’re also puzzled about the Hanukkah-themed thing. Do they celebrate Hanukkah in that Latino Jewish kingdom? Nobody tells us anything.
In 2012, Jamie-Lynn Sigler played Hannah Daniels in Jewtopia, an independent comedy film about a gentile who pretends to be Jewish in order to seduce a rabbi’s daughter. We wanted to embed a trailer clip, but couldn’t find any that are suitable for a family newspaper.
If this kind of stuff is typical of what goes on in Latino Jewish kingdoms, we ain’t going.