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Ayo Edebiri Takes Center Stage in Pixar’s Inside Out 2: New Trailer Unveils Riley’s Teenage Turmoil

Pixar’s highly anticipated sequel, “Inside Out 2,” is making waves with a star-studded cast and a fresh take on the tumultuous world of adolescence. The recently released trailer offers a sneak peek into Riley’s mind as she navigates the challenges of high school, accompanied by an array of new emotions voiced by some of Hollywood’s brightest talents.

Ayo Edebiri, known for her work in “The Bear,” has joined the ensemble cast as Envy, one of the four new emotions making their debut in Riley’s evolving psyche. The trailer introduces Maya Hawke as Anxiety, Adèle Exarchopoulos as Ennui, and Paul Walter Hauser as Embarrassment. These new emotions bring a dynamic twist to the narrative, showcasing Pixar’s commitment to exploring the complexities of teenage emotions.

In the sequel, Riley (voiced by Kensington Tallman) grapples with the challenges of adolescence, including puberty, making new friends, and facing nightmare-inducing scenarios. The original gang of emotions—Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Anger (Lewis Black), Fear (Tony Hale), and Disgust (Liza Lapira)—find themselves struggling to coordinate with the newcomers. Anxiety, in particular, takes center stage, orchestrating a takeover and bottling up the OG emotions, creating chaos in Riley’s mental landscape.

Director Kelsey Mann steps into the director’s chair, succeeding Pete Docter, while Meg LeFauve, the co-writer of the first “Inside Out,” returns to craft the screenplay. The sequel promises to delve into the intricate web of teenage emotions, capturing the essence of growing up in a visually stunning and emotionally resonant way.

Notably, Ayo Edebiri’s presence in “Inside Out 2” adds another layer of excitement to the film. Her character, Envy, is described as “perpetually jealous of everything everyone else has, and she’s not afraid to pine over it.” As Riley confronts the challenges of adolescence, Envy’s role is sure to contribute to the emotional rollercoaster that audiences have come to expect from the “Inside Out” franchise.

Scheduled for release on June 14, 2024, “Inside Out 2” promises to be a captivating exploration of the inner workings of a teenager’s mind, blending humor, heart, and the trademark Pixar magic. With a stellar cast, a fresh set of emotions, and the creative genius of Pixar behind it, the sequel is poised to be a must-watch for audiences of all ages. Ayo Edebiri’s portrayal of Envy is anticipated to be a standout performance, adding a touch of envy-worthy brilliance to the animated blockbuster. Get ready to embark on a journey through the tangled web of emotions in “Inside Out 2,” where Ayo Edebiri shines as the voice of Envy, making Riley’s teenage turmoil a cinematic delight.