This past week has been an up and down rollercoaster of emotions. I can’t believe all the things that have happened this past week. There’s so much to share both good and bad, but today I’ll be sharing something amazing that happened for women of color. Hallee Bailey was cast as Ariel in the upcoming live action remake of the Little Mermaid. And I’ve been super excited ever since, and while all of the internet doesn’t share in my excitement, I’m looking forward to seeing Halle shine on the screen.
Halle Bailey has been cast as Ariel in Disney’s upcoming live-action reimagining of The Little Mermaid. The film is directed by Rob Marshall and produced by Marshall, John DeLuca, Marc Platt and Lin-Manuel Miranda. The film will feature beloved songs from the animated classic by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as new songs by Menken (music) and Miranda (lyrics).
“After an extensive search, it was abundantly clear that Halle possesses that rare combination of spirit, heart, youth, innocence, and substance — plus a glorious singing voice — all intrinsic qualities necessary to play this iconic role,” says Marshall.
Production is anticipated to begin in early 2020.
Halle Bailey as Ariel for the live-action of Little Mermaid is the best casting! she has the perfect voice for a Disney Princess. pic.twitter.com/XK9Wjb9nmr— c (@chuuzus) July 3, 2019
Halle Bailey can sing, for anyone wondering if the new Ariel can perform any of the classic songs and the any of the new additions. She has an amazing voice so that’s not something you have to worry about. And while I could get into the whole debate about why she’s a great choice. I won’t. I won’t give energy to negativity by even addressing thing else about her casting.
To celebrate the announcement I wanted to make a cute Ariel Inspired Bracelet and ended up making both a necklace and a bracelet.