Can we just take a moment to appreciate that this woman gave up her life long dream for her best friend?
I’m sorry but if you don’t love Charlotte LeBeouf you’re wrong
I feel like Charlotte was such a step forward in storytelling, particularly in something intended for kids.
So often they’re shown that the rich kids are nothing but snobs and that not a single one of them can ever care about someone less fortunate, even if they do call them ‘friend’. A lot of times they’re shown to backstab people to get what they want.
Charlotte’s friendship with Tiana is incredibly strong, despite the usual ‘obstacles’ that might prevent it, like differences in class and race. At the end she is genuinely happy for her best friend, and recognizes that the love between Tiana and Naveen is real and not something she could ever get between.
I wonder if the thought even crossed her mind to say ‘too bad’ and marry the prince anyway?
I don’t think it ever did.
The minute she hears Tiana and Naveen are in love, she actually tears up (because she’s a hopeless romantic for other people’s relationships as well as her own) and this is what she says (credit to IMDb): “All my life, I read about true love and fairytales, and… Tia, you found it! I’ll kiss him! For you, honey! No marriage required.”
And THIS, for the record.
Lottie is still the best Disney character I’ve seen in years, possibly ever.