July 4, 2019

Halle Bailey Lands Role In ‘The Little Mermaid’ Remake As First Black ‘Ariel!’ 

Halle Bailey Lands Role In ‘The Little Mermaid’ Remake As First Black ‘Ariel!’ 

Photo credit – [L] Screenshot of “Ariel” from “The Little Mermaid” on @chloexhalle IG/[R] Amanda Edwards/WireImage/GettyImages

 

Disney’s reboot of The Little Mermaid just got super lit! 

Halle Bailey announced on IG that she landed a role in the classic kid’s movie. She’ll be the first African-American female to play “Ariel.”

Director Rob Marshall said 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,” according to a news report.

The 19-year-old singer, along with her sister Chloe, 21, was discovered and signed by Beyonce back in 2013. 

Take a look at what Halle had to say:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BzeAQCcgwQu/?igshid=14va9ymszk7vm

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