Halle Bailey plays Ariel, a mermaid who falls in love, in the upcoming Disney picture The Little Mermaid.
On September 10th, a new trailer for the film was uploaded on YouTube, featuring a mermaid version of Bailey.
Sadly, but not unexpectedly, the video was disliked by almost 2 million people. Many of these people were likely racists who hold the false belief that fictional creatures cannot be Black.
The film is a live-action adaptation of the animated version from 1989, joining the ranks of other Disney classics such as Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Mulan.
What is the Plot of the Little Mermaid?
Ariel, the daughter of King Triton, is a mermaid who bargains her voice for the chance to become human and walk on land.
After rescuing Prince Eric from a shipwreck, Ariel fell in love with him and now wants to win him over.
At some point during her journey, Ariel comes into conflict with her father and learns that the pact she made with the witches was a terrible trap that could end her life.
Ariel's friends Sebastian the crab and Flounder the tropical fish help her on her journey to find her voice and speak to her prince.
Who is the Little Mermaid's Cast?
Halle Bailey stars as Ariel, the mermaid who makes a hasty deal to obtain legs.
Bailey, now 22 years old, is an actor best known for her role as Sky Forster on the ABC sitcom Grown-ish, opposite Chloe Forster, Bailey's older sister. Both The Color Purple and The Line, upcoming dramas, will feature her in leading roles.
Additional cast members include:
- Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric
- Ursula, played by Melissa McCarthy
- King Triton, played by Javier Bardem
- Jude Akuwudike as Grimsby
- Noma Dumezweni as Queen Selina
- Kajsa Mohammar as Karina
- Lorena Andrea as Perla
- Daveed Diggs as Sebastian
- Flounder, played by Jacob Tremblay
- Awkwafina plays Scuttle.
These people are rumored to be in the movie but haven't been confirmed yet:
- Chef Louis played by Lin-Manuel Miranda
- Jessica Alexander as Vanessa
- Rosa played by Emily Coates
When Will the Little Mermaid Come Out?
The movie is set to come out on May 26, 2023. It has already been said that there will be more related to the new version, like a series of novels based on the live-action movie. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures will, of course, be putting it out.
The Little Mermaid Trailer
Yes, and you can watch it right here, but if you're insecure and can't handle seeing a Black woman play a mythical being, it might be too much for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is the Antagonist in the Little Mermaid 2023?
Ariel strikes a pact to transform into a human with the wicked sea witch Ursula, played by Melissa McCarthy, which is actually a part of her hidden plan to take over Atlantica.
Who is the Little Mermaid in black?
In the upcoming live-action version of its beloved animated film “The Little Mermaid,” Halle Bailey will play the title role of Princess Ariel. In July 2019, Disney revealed that they have picked the actress Halle Bailey to play the leading role of Princess Ariel.
Who Was the Model for Ursula?
Directors John Musker and Ron Clements of Disney's Moana have revealed that everyone's favorite sea witch is actually based on Divine, a very well-known drag performer.