Disney has finally found someone to portray the leading role of Ariel for their live action remake of The Little Mermaid in Halle Bailey (no, not Halle Berry). The 19 year old is part of the Grammy nominated group Chloe x Halle with her sister and stars in Freeform’s Grown-ish.
To quote the films director Rob Marshall, “After an extensive search, it was abundantly clear 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”. Sure sounds like they picked the right lead!
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