We’re Excited To See Halle Bailey As ‘The Little Mermaid’

We’re excited that Halle Bailey is ready to become part of our world.

I mean, sure, she already is since we watch her every week on Grown-ish. But we’re more excited that she’s going to be Ariel in Disney’s live action adaptation of the beloved classic, The Little Mermaid.

“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,” Director Rob Marshall said in a statement.

Bailey joins Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina in the film, with Melissa McCarthy in talks to play Ursula.

While the casting has been controversial, we’re all for it. We think that Bailey is extremely talented. We’re choosing to fixate on the positive reactions.

Because that’s all there should be.

Are you excited for The Little Mermaid?

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