Singer Halle Bailey has been roped in to play Ariel within the live-remake of The Little Mermaid. Walt Disney Studios on Wednesday took to Twitter to announce Halle’s casting within the undertaking.
“Halle Bailey has been solid within the upcoming live-action re-imagining of The Little Mermaid,” learn a tweet on the official Twitter web page of the movie studio.
— Disney (@Disney) July three, 2019
The reboot of the 1989 traditional will probably be directed by Rob Marshall. After bagging the lead position within the movie, Halle expressed her happiness on social media.
R&B singer Halle Bailey has been solid as Ariel in Disney’s remake of ‘The Little Mermaid’. It is the primary time that Disney has solid a girl of coloration within the position of a historically white princess, with this Bailey turns into the 2nd Black actress to play a Disney princess. pic.twitter.com/dho2nqxYGm
— Mirror Herald (@MirrorHeraldUK) July four, 2019
“Dream come true,” the Warrior hitmaker wrote.
dream come true… 🧜🏽♀️🌊 pic.twitter.com/sndjYUS6wO
— chloe x halle (@chloexhalle) July three, 2019
Zendaya, who was earlier rumoured to play Ariel, congratulated Halle on the position.
“Sure!! Right here for this,” Zendaya tweeted sharing a hyperlink of a information article in regards to the casting.
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) July three, 2019
Twitter, nonetheless, had few ideas on the casting.
The actor for Ariel in #TheLittleMermaid is black? Was Ariel ever black within the little mermaid? Did I miss one thing? Or lemme guess, its Hollywood attempting to look “woke” once more.
— Michael Tree 🇮🇱🇺🇸 (@Miketree26) July four, 2019
Many got here to Halle’s protection and referred to as out others on racism.
I want my fellow white folks have been as upset about racism, white supremacy and inequality as they’re about Halle Bailey being solid as Ariel for the reside motion Little Mermaid movie.
— Luke Waltham (@lukewaltham) July four, 2019
Once I was in jr excessive I performed The Little Mermaid in our jr excessive play, and my greatest considerations have been hiding my stomach button and kissing the child taking part in Eric with out making it apparent it was my first kiss. Anyway, life earlier than the web was fairly chill.
— Ashley Nicole Black (@ashleyn1cole) July four, 2019
Individuals actually discuss how there needs to be extra variety in movies however then say Ariel within the little mermaid needs to be performed by a white actress as a result of “that’s how it’s within the film”. Shes not Mulan. She’s not tiana. She’s a fish. Y’all actually seem like clowns.
— venus;)))) (@nightnightvenus) July four, 2019
Come on Disney simply solid your reside motion Little Mermaid like this masterpiece. Have the GUTS pic.twitter.com/HQDGo8XCrI
— Chelsea Rebecca (@carebecc) July four, 2019
When you have an issue with Disney not casting a white woman to play Ariel in The Little Mermaid as a result of it’s not reasonable, we have to have a chat in regards to the actuality surrounding mermaids. pic.twitter.com/8oxVp9Aa5I
— Matt Cesca (@Nightshade386) July four, 2019
This is what I do not get:
Scarlett Johansson stars in GHOST IN THE SHELL:
“Eh, they in all probability wished the most effective actor for the job.”
However when a black lady performs Ariel in THE LITTLE MERMAID, individuals are like:
“A shame. Ariel needs to be white.”
— Matthew St.Clair (@filmguy619) July four, 2019
The digs have been a bit too humorous!
For anybody mad about The Little Mermaid being black, don’t journey, I heard they’re making Sebastian a white crab so loosen up.
— Timothy DeLaGhetto (@TimothyDeLaG) July four, 2019
I can’t imagine Disney didn’t solid AN ACTUAL CRAB for the reside motion Little Mermaid. It is a betrayal of the character. Hear I’ve nothing towards people however he was CLEARLY a crab within the unique. pic.twitter.com/IvkiWzp2Is
— Jeff | Keanu Reeves Largest Fan (@FantasticMrJeff) July four, 2019
Lemme get this straight –
Some people are upset as a result of they suppose it’s “unrealistic” that Disney solid The Little Mermaid
A mermaid. Can’t be black.
Trigger that’s “not plausible”?
— Lisa Ann Walter (@LisaAnnWalter) July four, 2019
Them: I don’t see color!
— Adam Brooks // #LevelUp 🚀 (@AdamBrux) July four, 2019
In addition they had few concepts on who ought to play Prince Eric. Many nominated Jimin from well-known Korean pop band, BTS.
Think about we received a colorblind casted ‘Little Mermaid,’ a la ‘Cinderella’ (1997) starring Brandy & Whitney Houston? Halle Bailey as Ariel & you KNOW who I would like as Prince Eric — #JIMIN!
— Noelle Devoe (@Noelle_CD) July four, 2019
My entire tl is Jimin as prince eric from the little mermaid and I- pic.twitter.com/9deF0KhAXk
— 💜• Jungkook’s magnificence is killing Angie ⚰️ •💜 (@jungooscheeks) July four, 2019