Halle Bailey as Ariel Revealed, Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ Ends Filming

That’s a wrap Disney’s the little mermaid. Starring Halle Bailey as a new incarnation of Ariel, the live-action remake of the Disney animated classic has been in development at House of Mouse for years. After filming delays due to the pandemic, the project finally finished filming as revealed by Bailey with the first official picture of her in the role of Ariel. Bailey revealed the news on Twitter and you can check out her post below.

In the tweet, Halle Bailey he wrote, “and so … that’s a summary. After auditioning for this movie when I was 18, I was about to turn 19, until I finished filming a pandemic when I turned 21 … we finally made it. I am very grateful to have experienced this movie in all its glory. “

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Rob Marshall conducts The little Mermaid with singer Halle Bailey starring in the lead role of Ariel. Other cast members include the voices of Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, Awkwafina as Scuttle, and Daveed Diggs as Sebastian. Jonah Hauer-King also plays Ariel’s love interest, Prince Eric, following reports that Harry Styles had turned down the role. Melissa McCarthy will also play the villain, Ursula, the sea witch, with Javier Bardem also on board as Ariel’s father, King Triton.

Now just 21 years old, Bailey is a singer best known as one half of Chloe x Halle alongside her sister Choe Bailey. The couple are signed to Beyonce’s record label, Parkwood Entertainment, and have been nominated for five Grammy Awards. They have since made the switch to perform with both Baileys starring in the Blackish cleave Grown up, which has just premiered its fourth season.

“It was one of the easiest decisions I’ve ever made,” director Rob Marshall said of Bailey’s casting, via DGA. “She came in and claimed the role. You know, when you’re looking for a character, you’re looking for those character traits that are sometimes indescribable. And Ariel needs to have a kind of wide-eyed wonder at the world, plus a fiery spirit, more an angelic voice, plus something from another world because she’s not from this world. And she’s experiencing something for the first time. “

Marshall added, “You know, there are so many tired actors trying to play that. But to play something with that kind of authenticity and that kind of special magic, that’s what Halle had right away and no one else had that.”

“I feel like I’m dreaming and I’m grateful and I don’t pay attention to negativity,” Bailey herself said of her casting, via Variety. “I feel like this role is something bigger than me and bigger and it’s going to be beautiful. I’m so excited to be a part of it.”

As of now, Disney has yet to set an official release date for The little Mermaid. At this point, House of Mouse has released an image of the official logo, and Bailey’s new Twitter post gives us our first official look at the new Ariel, though photos from the set have previously been leaked. Regardless, there’s a lot of excitement surrounding this particular live-action Disney remake, and it’s likely to fill theaters when it’s finally released. This news comes to us from Halle Bailey.

The first photo of the little mermaid

Topics: The Little Mermaid, Disney


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