As the song goes, her voice is like a bell, her sister Ariel. in the futureHalle Bailey, 21, stars as mermaid Ariel, who longs to become human. On Monday, Bailey shared a photo of herself in the water wearing her mermaid tail. In just five hours, it has garnered over 320,000 likes.
Bailey wrote, “After auditioning for this film I was about to turn 19 when I was 18, now that I’m 21 finished filming through a pandemic… “I can’t wait for the time so you all can watch this movie because it was made with so much love (as well as blood sweat and tears).”
Bailey sings with her older sister Chloe Bailey in the duo Chloe x Halle, and also starred in the sitcom Grown-ish, a spinoff of the ABC show Black-ish.
“After an extensive search, it was abundantly clear that Halle possessed the rare combination of soul, heart, youth, innocence and substance – plus a brilliant singing voice – all the intrinsic qualities needed to play this coveted role, Director Rob Marshall said. When Bailey was cast.
The live-action Little Mermaid is a Disney adaptation of the studio’s 1989 animated film., with Melissa McCarthy as the sea witch Ursula, who gives Ariel a leg in exchange for her voice. Javier Bardem played King Triton; Daveed Diggs is singing the crab Sebastian; Jacob Tremblay is a nervous fish flounder; And Awkwafina plays Scuttle the Seagull who helps Ariel misidentify her cheesemabobs, whoozits, and whatnots.
The film will feature songs from the original animated film by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, in addition to new songs by Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda. It doesn’t have any release date yet.