Peter Pan and Wendy's young stars on growing up

The teenage actor playing the boy who wouldn’t grow up in the new Peter Pan film has admitted having mixed feelings about becoming an adult.

Seventeen year old Alexander Molony, who takes the title role in Disney’s Peter Pan And Wendy, says that his acting career on TV and working on this latest version of the J M Barrie favourite, makes him feel he doesn’t “want to leave this adventure and fun behind.”

Peter Pan And Wendy launches on Disney+ on 28 April.

Video transcript

FREDA COOPER: In the film, Wendy says that growing up might be the biggest adventure of the lot. Now, you two are both in your teens, a few years off being fully fledged grown-ups. But how do you feel about that approaching and what it's like to be a grown-up? Is there anything you're particularly looking forward to or not, as the case may be?

ALEXANDER MOLONY: I mean, I don't really want to leave this adventure and just fun behind, really. I mean, it's slightly daunting as definitely when you're a grown-up, you have these expectations of sort of, I guess, not having as much fun as you do when you're a kid, which is something that we definitely embraced while filming, the amount of fun we had.

EVER ANDERSON: Yeah, but I think that I'm really excited to grow up. In true Wendy fashion, I've accepted that my childhood is there in a little box, and now I'm ready to open a new box and start on that journey.