The Proud Family did not simply educate its viewers to be loud and proud.
For the twentieth anniversary of the Disney Channel hit, which first premiered on Sept. 15, 2001, Kyla Pratt mirrored on her time taking part in main woman Penny Proud. As Pratt reminded us, she was only a younger lady when she first lent her voice to the animated sequence, and, thus, the expertise influenced her id.
“I did not understand how a lot it was shaping me,” she solely advised E! Information, “and likewise how a lot of my persona, you already know, got here by means of with taking part in Penny. I believe I all the time grew up confused about individuals being bullied about sure issues, as a result of I used to be all the time like, ‘No! Arise for your self!’ And now as an grownup, I really feel like loads of that got here from, you already know, serving to painting that character.”
The truth is, taking part in Penny Proud taught Pratt to like part of herself that she beforehand struggled with: her voice.