Ciara Riley Wilson Talks Taking On a New Role in Live-Action “Kim Possible”

The actress is giving us the sitch on everything we need to know about the live-action reboot of our favorite childhood series.

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Our favorite teen superhero Kim Possible is back in a completely reimagined way tonight, which includes not only new storylines, but also new characters.

Ciara Riley Wilson plays one of those new characters, Athena, who she says viewers both young and old will not only fall in love with, but relate to on so many levels. Athena is a new high school student Kim and Ron befriend who, ironically, also happens to be the ultimate Kim Possible fan. Athena’s dream comes true when she finds herself tagging along on important missions and joining in on all of the action and adventure as the newest member of Team Possible.

SEAN GIAMBRONE, CIARA WILSON, SADIE STANLEY
KIM POSSIBLE – Based on the global hit animated series, the live-action “Kim Possible” Disney Channel Original Movie follows everyday teen hero Kim Possible and best friend and sidekick Ron Stoppable as they embark on their freshman year of high school, all while saving the world from evil villains. “Kim Possible” premieres Friday, Feb. 15 (8:00 – 9:32 P.M. EST) on Disney Channel. (Disney Channel/Jeff Weddell)

Based on the global hit animated series, the live-action Kim Possible Disney Channel Original Movie follows everyday teen hero Kim Possible (Sadie Stanley) and best friend and sidekick Ron Stoppable (Sean Giambrone) as they embark on their freshman year of high school, all while saving the world from evil villains. By their side every step of the way is teen tech-genius Wade (Isaac Ryan Brown) and new friend Athena (Wilson), who also happens to be a Kim Possible super fan and is eager to join Team Possible.

While Kim and Ron have always been one step ahead of their opponents, navigating the social hierarchy of high school is more challenging than the action-hero ever imagined. With Drakken and Shego lurking in the wings, Kim must rely on her family and friends more than ever. Now it’s up to Team Possible—Kim, Ron, tech-genius Wade, new friend Athena and Rufus (Nancy Cartwright), a naked mole-rat that Ron meets along the way—to stop these super villains.

Watch the nostalgic-filled, action packed trailer below:

Celeb Secrets sat down with Ciara recently to get the scoop on what’s to come from the highly-anticipated live-action film. The young actor touches on the Kim Possible story line, how her new character is incorporated in the iconic story, and some behind-the-scenes secrets from filming that only true fans will notice!

Kim Possible airs tonight, February 15th @ 8PM ET/PT on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.