Last updated on August 4th, 2023 at 05:59 pm
Halle Bailey Cast as Princess Ariel in Disney's Live-Action: The Little Mermaid
Disney announced on Wednesday that 19-years old Halle Bailey would play Princess Ariel in their upcoming live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid. Halle Bailey also took it to social media to announce that she would play Ariel in the live-action version of Little Mermaid.
The 19-years old Grown-Ish star seemed much excited to announce the good news to her fans and followers. Zendaya was speculated to get the role. However, Halle was chosen in the end. Following the announcement, celebrities and fans have reacted to the news. Mariah Carey, Janelle Monae, Zendaya, Chrissy Teigen, Jordin Sparks, Normani, Willow Smith, Teyana Taylor, Gigi Hadid, and Logan Laurice among other popular celebrities have congratulated Halle. Some fans misunderstood that Halley Berry has got the role. Halley Berry took it to the social media to clarify that it was Halle Bailey who got the role, not her. She also congratulated Halle for landing the role.
Halle Baily came into limelight after Halle and her sister Chloe formed a contemporary R&B duo, Chloe X Halle and started posting their cover song on their YouTube channel. They rose to prominence after they released their cover song "Pretty Hurts" by Beyonce. Beyonce later included the duo sisters' performance as the opening act for her European leg of The Formation World Tour. The duo later released their debut album "The Kids Are Alright" in March 2018. The duo was nominated for two Grammys for Best New Artist and Best Urban Contemporary Album in 2019. The Duo sisters from Georgia has achieved much success from an early age. The duo sisters have also appeared in films and television series. The duos have already garnered over 1 million subscribers on their YouTube channel. Their combined Instagram account has over 1.9 million followers.