We spoke just earlier this week about the casting that has so far
Disney confirmed the casting after what was apparently quite an extensive search by director Rob Marshall to find the new face of one of their more popular characters. Marshall and co landed upon Bailey as they felt she embodied everything that
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
Now, you might ask,
So Disney has opted for a new rising talent rather than a potentially more recognised face for their big movie, but considering the impact this role I likely to have, I think it is the right move. It will allow them to shape this new Ariel around the actress and give young fans someone new to get drawn to. As for Bailey herself, expect her name and career to only rise from this point on, with even her musical career likely to get a huge bump from this news.
Last Updated: July 4, 2019