THE LITTLE MERMAID Star Halle Bailey Defends Recent Ariel Comments After Creating Waves On Social Media

The Little Mermaid star Halle Bailey recently promised a more "nuanced" take on Ariel in the upcoming live-action remake, but has since taken to social media to clarify her comments after backlash from fans.

The Little Mermaid might be the only 2023 movie guaranteed to earn $1 billion at the box office as the excitement levels surrounding this live-action remake appear to be even higher than they once were for 2017's Beauty and the Beast

While the movie will clearly remain faithful to the 1989 animated classic, some changes are being made, and not all of those have sat well with fans (some gripes are understandable, while others are downright abhorrent). Lead star Halle Bailey, however, recently found herself in the midst of a social media storm after promising a more "nuanced" take on Ariel. 

You can see her original quote in the Tweet below, but this led to the assumption on social media that the "woke" movie will forego the romance between Ariel and Prince Eric. 

Now, Bailey has refuted that (via by pointing out that the themes she was talking about were always part of this story. Adding that we just get to see more of those in this take, the singer and actress concluded by making it clear romance will still be a big focal point of the story being told.

The original movie hasn't aged badly, but giving Ariel's desire to be human a little more urgency beyond liking the look of a man she saves from drowning will surely be no bad thing for this interpretation of The Little Mermaid

In the movie, the youngest of King Triton’s daughters, and the most defiant, Ariel longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea, and while visiting the surface, falls for the dashing Prince Eric. While mermaids are forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel must follow her heart.

She makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, which gives her a chance to experience life on land, but ultimately places her life – and her father’s crown – in jeopardy. 

The Little Mermaid stars singer and actress Halle Bailey as Ariel, Daveed Diggs as the voice of Sebastian, Jacob Tremblay as the voice of Flounder, Awkwafina as the voice of Scuttle, Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, Art Malik as Sir Grimsby, Noma Dumezweni as Queen Selina, with Javier Bardem as King Triton, and Melissa McCarthy as Ursula.

Helmed by visionary filmmaker Rob Marshall, the movie opens exclusively in theaters on May 26, 2023.

BARBIE: Check Out Dua Lipa's Fun New Music Video For Dance The Night

BARBIE: Check Out Dua Lipa's Fun New Music Video For "Dance The Night"

Does Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Live-Action Remake Have A Post-Credits Scene?
Recommended For You:

Does Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Live-Action Remake Have A Post-Credits Scene?

DISCLAIMER: This post was submitted by a user who has agreed to our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. As a user-generated content platform, and Best Little Sites LLC is protected under the DMCA... [MORE]
BARBIE: Check Out Dua Lipa's Fun New Music Video For Dance The Night
Pop megastar Dua Lipa has debuted her new music video for "Dance the Night," a disco-pop tune which features footage from the upcoming Barbie movie. Check it out...
Does Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Live-Action Remake Have A Post-Credits Scene?
Disney's live-action remake of The Little Mermaid splashes down into theaters this weekend, but are there any extra surprises worth waiting for once the credits roll? Here's our spoiler-free breakdown...
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: HONOR AMONG THIEVES' Final Box Office Totals Don't Bode Well For Sequel Chances
Despite positive reviews and an A- CinemaScore, Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves' disappointing box office totals do not bode well for a potential sequel...
BARBIE Trailer Sees Margot Robbie's Living Doll Leave Barbieland Behind To Visit The Real World
A new trailer for Greta Gerwig's Barbie movie just dropped, and as well as offering a much better idea about what we can expect from this story, we see Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in a whole new light...
Impossibly Beautiful Gal Gadot Was Offered A Role In The BARBIE Movie
Margot Robbie, who plays the main doll in Warner Bros.' upcoming Barbie movie, has revealed that she reached out to Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot to see if she'd be interested in a role...

The Best Little Sites Network (BLS)

Action Movie and TV News -
Anime News, Trailers & More -
Superhero News, Videos, Rumors & More -
Horror News -
Video Game News, Reviews, Trailers & More -
Sci-Fi and Fantasy News, Videos, Rumors & More -
Cartoon and Animated Film News, Videos, Rumors & More -
Professional Wrestling News, Videos, Rumors & More -