Meet The Star Of Disney's 'The Little Mermaid' Live-Action Remake: HALLE BAILEY!
The rumor mill has finally stopped spinning! After months of speculation and fan casting, we now know who will play Ariel in the much anticipated live-action adaptation of Disney's The Little Mermaid.
Actress-singer Halle Bailey, 1/2 of the singing duo Chloe X Halle, has officially landed the iconic role and will soon be part of our world!
Disney announced the casting of 19-year-old Halle who said it's a dream come true.
As expected, fans have mixed reactions so far about the casting. Some argue that while her singing voice is on point, she doesn't really look like the Ariel we all grew up with.
The little mermaid is my favorite Disney movie. Halle Bailey has the most amazing voice to bring the best Disney songs alive. Can't wait. https://t.co/P60KjbOyxM— Camille Fischer (@CamFisch) July 4, 2019
While people get butthurt over having a black Ariel I'll be over here enjoying Halle Bailey's gorgeous disney princess voice 😝✨😍✨😝 pic.twitter.com/eARzkhwKt5— QUEEN BEY (@thequeenbey__) July 4, 2019
I was today years old when I found out about the Little Mermaid live-action remake, and that Halle Bailey is set to play Ariel. Damn, but that woman is pretty and DAMN SHE CAN SING (which is kind of a big deal when portraying Ariel). Looks like they kept the red hair, too! pic.twitter.com/cXBYiNHpKF— 🌘🌗🌖🌕🌔🌓🌒 (@LTBradley) July 4, 2019
Okay how about this?— 2k19 Individual (@DNdamagi) July 4, 2019
I would be okay with Disney casting Halle Bailey if she wasn't playing Ariel but atleast a black mermaid that is a spin off from the Little Mermaid with her very own story apart from Ariel's story. Heck, Ariel can even cameo, if they liked.
Uhhh idk, it’s kinda like when someone was whitewashing the new Pokémon character......I hate it when they do this shit. Or like when they made fucking Goku white in that one movie..:fucking disaster. Give the redheads a chance lmao. I’d be livid if... https://t.co/qOLRUC9USc— Ryonee (@ryoneestryfe) July 4, 2019
Other details about the film including its release date have yet to be announced.