In a scene from Inside Out 2, from left to right, Joy (Amy Poehler), Embarrassment (Paul Walter), Envy (Ayo Edebiri), Anxiety (Maya Hawke), Disgust (Liza Lapira), Anger (Lewis Black), Fear (Tony Hale), and Sadness (Phyllis Smith) are standing behind the cream Headquarters console. Anxiety stands at the center of the group, nervously glancing toward Disgust, Anger, Fear, and Sadness, who are observing Anxiety with curiosity.

Meet the New Emotions of Inside Out 2

By Cecilia Sarantopoulos

Inside Out 2, Pixar’s highly anticipated sequel to 2015’s Oscar®-winning Inside Out, arrives exclusively in theaters on Friday, June 14. This time, things are more emotionally charged than ever. A whole host of new Emotions have arisen in the mind of now-teenager Riley (voiced by Kensington Tallman). Joining Riley’s OG Emotions at Headquarters are Anxiety (voiced by Maya Hawke), Envy (voiced by Ayo Edebiri), Ennui (voiced by Adèle Exarchopoulos), and Embarrassment (voiced by Paul Walter Hauser)—aka the perfect recipe for teenage drama.

These new Emotions are set to stir things up, challenge our perceptions, and create new dynamics with Joy (voiced by Amy Poehler), Disgust (voiced by Liza Lapira), Fear (voiced by Tony Hale), Anger (voiced by Lewis Black), and Sadness (voiced by Phyllis Smith)—the original Emotions. Buckle up, because Riley’s emotional roller coaster just got a whole lot bumpier!

In a scene from Inside Out 2, Anxiety (voiced by Maya Hawke) stands facing the camera, nervously waving at the original Emotions lined up in front of her. To the right of the image is Headquarters' cream console with colorful buttons. Behind Anxiety, shelves display colorful marble balls. In front of them sits a red couch with orange pillows.

This jittery guardian ensures Riley is ready for every imaginable disaster. Armed with color-coded charts and doomsday plans, Anxiety is practically Velcroed to Riley’s back, navigating social minefields—because heaven forbid a teenager feels left out. In essence, Anxiety is the friend you never asked for but can’t shake off. But Anxiety’s not the villain—like all the Emotions, she wants what’s best for Riley.

In a scene from Inside Out 2, Joy (voiced by Amy Poehler), Anger (voiced by Lewis Black), Disgust (voiced by Liza Lapira), Envy (voiced by Ayo Edebiri), and Anxiety (voiced by Maya Hawke) stand behind Riley’s Headquarters console, now teal, reflecting Envy’s influence. Envy lies atop the console. Joy, Anger, and Disgust wear shocked expressions, while Anxiety appears pleased.

Sadly, no one escapes her green-eyed glare. With a size that belies her strength, Envy is constantly coveting what others possess and is fixated on the latest and greatest, longing for whatever Riley happens to lack. She plays a critical role in creating Riley’s wants and goals. As for the antidote? We’re stumped. Maybe a sprinkle of glitter and a dash of self-esteem?

Ah, and here comes Ennui, here to establish that, for teenagers, most events are as thrilling as watching paint dry. School? Yawn. Family dinner? Double yawn. But hey, she must serve some purpose, right? When the drama gets to be too much,  Ennui is there to take it down a notch or nine.

In a scene from Inside Out 2, Sadness (voiced by Phyllis Smith), Fear (voiced by Tony Hale), Anger (voiced by Lewis Black), and Disgust (voiced by Liza Lapira) stand on the left side of the Headquarters’ console. The left corner has turned blue with Sadness’s touch. Lying on his stomach on the console and turning it pink is Embarrassment (voiced by Paul Walter), clad in a gray hoodie, jeans, and red shoes. On the right side of the console stands Anxiety (voiced by Maya Hawke), looking nervously at Embarrassment. The background of the images features windows and shelves with colorful, illuminated marble balls.

Last, but certainly not least, meet Embarrassment: the self-conscious sentinel of awkwardness, on a mission to shield you from both your finest and your cringiest moments. Shy and decidedly quiet, Embarrassment is ready to flop onto the Headquarters’ console at the mere whiff of a social faux pas.