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:
This is how fans reacted to the news:
Sebastian has to be a Jamaican guy or there’s no point in anything.
— /. (@thatprincesong) July 3, 2019
Super excited for Halle!! Her voice is amazing!! Can we get Darren Criss as Prince Eric next, thank you!!!