Disney Halle Bailey plays Ariel The Little Mermaid (2023)
The Little Mermaid Rob Marshall, director of the production, says they were looking for someone who can exude joy and fire when casting. Halle Bailey Ariel.
“We simply wanted the best actor for this role. Marshall, 62, said the end. Entertainment Weekly Bailey, 22 years old, stressed that there was no agenda in casting Bailey. “We saw everyone and every ethnicity.”
Marshall explained that the casting goal was to find the right person to play the iconic Disney princess.
The director said that Eric is drawn to Eric’s voice because it is distinctive, ethereal, and beautiful. He also mentioned the importance of casting a singer of high quality for the role of lead.
Marshall also mentioned that he didn’t anticipate the positive reactions to the film after seeing Ariel played by a Black actor at the Disney premiere a teaser trailer September
The director said that he didn’t anticipate that, but that he felt that we had moved beyond that type of thing. EW The notable onscreen representation. “But then you realize, we haven’t. It was very touching to me to see the importance of this type of casting for the world.
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Bailey spoke to PEOPLE about September at the D23 Expo. how playing Ariel changed her. She said, “I would definitely say that I was a lot more coming into this movie, I think, just a little more young-minded, and a bit less sure of myself so much.” “In more ways than one, the whole experience of filming mirrored Ariel’s journey of discovering herself and her voice.”
Bailey said that Bailey sobbed at the end of filming Ariel’s movie.
She said, “This story has done so many things for me and the filming has really changed my life.” “I would definitely say that it mirrors what Ariel experiences in the film.”
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The actress said that the film had “changed my outlook on everything” as well as “impacted my entire life in so many different ways.” She hopes that the young audience will be as impressed by the new representation of the story she has brought to it.
Bailey said, “The simple fact that it’s being played now by me, a person looking like me, woman who is of color, I am just like, wow. I’m so thankful what it will do all the other little Black and Brown boys and girls who will see me in them,” “Because if I had known myself when I was younger, it would have been me I see now,” said Bailey. whole perspective would’ve changed.”
The Little Mermaid This film is currently in theaters on May 26.