Lightyear | Official Trailer 2

Even though they play grandmother and granddaughter, the two-year timeframe for making the movie meant they only got to see each other sporadically, so they didn’t have a chance to discuss their familial bond.


“In those two years, you know, she’s doing this job, I’m doing that job. Then we have that one session and I find out what Uzo’s been doing while I’m away and vice versa,” Palmer said.

While it’s gotten somewhat better in recent years, Disney still has a lot of work to do when it comes to Black female heroes in its animated movies. This makes smart, independent characters like Izzy and Alisha extra exciting for us to meet. Having them connected to one of the studio’s biggest franchises is even better.

Lightyear is in theaters on June 17.