Brian Williams Reports Daughter’s New Role as Peter Pan: Video

July 31, 2014 12:22 pm
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Brian Williams definitely knows how to keep a straight face.

The NBC Nightly News anchor got to announce the casting of his daughter, Allison Williams, as Peter Pan for the upcoming NBC special Peter Pan Live!

The 26-year-old actress is set to star alongside Christopher Walken who will play the dark Captain Hook.

“Just today, NBC announced Allison Williams will play the role of Peter Pan. The actress and singer is currently on the cast of Girls on HBO,” the 55-year-old anchor reported.

The proud father then got personal, saying “Family members confirm she’s been rehearsing for this role since the age of 3, and they look forward to seeing her fly,” he added with a smirk, flashing to a throwback photo of the Girls star dressed in a Peter Pan costume.

Allison also shared the photo on Instagram, adding the caption “Thrilled to be playing Peter Pan live on NBC in December. I’ve been rehearsing for a REALLY long time.”

“We couldn’t be happier that Allison Williams is our Peter Pan,” NBC executive Robert Greenblatt said in a statement. “She’s a lovely rising star on the award-winning show Girls—where she occasionally shows off her incredible vocal talent—and we think she will bring the perfect blend of ‘boyish’ vulnerability and bravado to save the day against Christopher Walken’s powerful Captain Hook.”

Peter Pan Live! Comes to NBC on December 4.


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