We’re obsessed with the teaser from the live action The Little Mermaid. From the moment we pressed play, we got goosebumps on our arms and we knew without a doubt that this would be a movie we needed.
While we do love the original animated feature, we are definitely excited for the live action adaptation of the story. Halle Bailey as Ariel is perfection. We’ve been watching the teaser on repeat and wondering, can time move faster so we can see the entire film.
Jodi Benson, who was the voice of Ariel in the animated feature praised Halle’s performance. She had written on her Instagram story, ““So thrilled!!! So excited!!!”
She also added, “Halle, you were absolutely amazing! I’m SO proud of you and your beautiful performance as Ariel.”
You may remember back in June, Melissa McCarthy, who stars in the film as Ursula, had praised Halle Bailey’s rendition of Part of Your World, while on Watch What Happen’s Live.
this was so kind 😭💕miss you @melissamccarthy 💗 https://t.co/aYCnwTu3SB— Halle (@HalleBailey) June 10, 2022
“I had a truly, really — not weird reaction, just overwhelming,” she admitted. “It’s so beautiful, and it’s from such a — it’s just different. That girl has got roots down, and she sings from her heart. When I heard it, there were like seven of us that just burst out crying because we had not heard it.”
We get it now, because we burst out crying too. Halle Bailey is bringing something really special to the role and we can’t wait to see her in The Little Mermaid when it hits theaters May 26, 2023.