In case you missed it, Disney has finally found its Little Mermaid who will take us to a wonderful journey under the sea.
Promising pop star Halle Bailey got the coveted role in Disney's live-action retelling of the 1989 animated flick inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's timeless tale.
While some were ecstatic for the young star's biggest break to date, others rolled their eyes at Disney's decision as they wanted someone who closely resembled how Ariel looked in the animated classic.
Now, 1/2 of the Chloe X Halle duo is breaking her silence regarding the backlash over her casting. In a short interview with Variety, the singer said that she doesn't pay attention to all the negativity thrown at her. "I feel like I'm dreaming and I'm just grateful and I don't pay attention to the negativity. I just feel like, you know, this role was something bigger than me and greater and it's gonna be beautiful. I'm just so excited to be part of it." Check out the interview here: