James Van Der Beek's daughters side-eyeing "Moana" is the most adorable shade we've seen in months
Ask almost anyone who was watching, and they’ll gladly tell you: Moana star Auli’i Cravalho absolutely crushed it when she sang “How Far I’ll Go” live during Sunday night’s Oscars. Her vocals were on point, she looked incredible, and her inflection was just as powerful onstage as it was during the film.
The reason we said “almost,” though, is because James Van Der Beek’s toddler-aged daughters — clearly the Statler and Waldorf of the Van Der Beek tribe — think she could have done it better. Just ask the looks on their faces, which are giving us total 2005 Simon Cowell “it’s a no from me” vibes.
“When a cartoon comes to life and you just don’t f*cking trust it… #Moana,” Van Der Beek captioned the pic, clearly suggesting that his daughters aren’t Moana-hating monsters, just unwilling to process their cartoon warrior princess as a living and breathing teenage girl.
…Way harsh ladies.
Annabel Leah and Olivia (two of Van Der Beek’s three daughters, he also has a son) are clearly Disney super-fans despite their objections in this video. Annabel regularly dresses up as Elsa to galavant around their kitchen, while Olivia prefers to cosplay as Lady Jack Skellington.
We hope they learn to love Cravalho as much as we do soon, as her newly announced NBC pilot Drama High — made from the minds behind Friday Night Lights and Hamilton — sounds incredible.
And if not…maybe a role for their dad on the show might convince them? Eh?