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

[R] Screenshot of "Ariel" from "The Little Mermaid" on @chloexhalle IG/[L]  Halle Bailey

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: