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Allison Williams as Peter Pan, why?

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It was announced this morning that Allison Williams, of HBO’s “Girls,” will portray the boy who wouldn’t grow up in NBC’s live “Peter Pan” in December.

Executive producer Craig Zadan called her “a major find.”

Really? How much a find could she be? She was right under your nose — after all, she is the daughter of your network’s evening newscast anchor. I’m just sayin’.

She can sing — that’s been proven on HBO.

And she has the “perfect blend of ‘boyish’ vulnerability and bravado,” Zadan says.

Wow, I might save that line for my obituary.

For the record, she’s 5-foot-7ish — the same height as Robin Williams from “Hook” but 8 inches taller than Olympic gymnast Cathy Rigby, who has played Peter Pan off and on for more than 30 years.

I’m sure she’ll be fine in the role, but why is she doing it?

My first thought was NBC couldn’t find anyone so they asked Brian Williams if his daughter would do it.

But she says she’s always wanted to play Peter Pan and that “this is a dream come true.” Good for her.

I think Carrie Underwood said the same thing when she took the role of Maria in last year’s live “The Sound of Music” — and that turned out great, right?

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