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The Little Mermaid Live Action: Cast, Trailer, Plot and More

You can’t have avoided hearing about the racist criticism leveled against Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid if you’ve been on the internet in the past few days. You can view the official teaser trailer that was published by Disney on September 10 for the upcoming film that will star a black actress in the role of the title character by scrolling down to the bottom of this page.

After that, a flood of angry and racist comments began to come forth, with some people suggesting that the role of Ariel, from “The Little Mermaid,” ought to be performed by a white lady with red hair.

These racist comments are not exclusive to the Disney movie; in recent years, The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power and House of the Dragon have both been subjected to criticism for having black characters in them as well. But why are people getting so worked up over a movie aimed at children, to the point where one person painted over the actress’ face and substituted a picture of a white lady in its place?

Here is all you need to know about the upcoming live-action adaptation of “The Little Mermaid,” including details about the woman who will be portraying the role, Ariel’s ethnicity, and an analysis of the official trailer!

The Little Mermaid Live Action: Who Will Play Little Mermaid?

Halle Bailey, an American singer and actress, will portray the role of Ariel in the next movie, which is slated to be released in May 2023. Bailey is just 22 years old, but she and her sister Chloe have already achieved a great deal of success as a musical duo under the moniker Chloe x Halle. Over the course of the past few years, the duo received a total of five Grammy Award nominations.

In addition, Halle Bailey is off to an impressive beginning in her acting career. She played the role of Skyler Foster in the show Grown-ish (2018-2021). In addition, she will be appearing in other films over the course of the following 12 months in addition to The Little Mermaid. In addition, she is slated to appear in The Color Purple, which is set to hit theaters in December of 2023.

In spite of the fact that there were speculations circulating that Zendaya would be offered the part, it did not turn out to be the case. Back in July of 2019, it was revealed that Halle Bailey would play the role of the titular character.

The Little Mermaid Live Action: Who Plays Ariel?

You may or may not be aware that this movie is a remake of the animated Disney movie with the same name that came out in 1989. In that movie, Ariel was a white girl with red hair. The fairy tale that served as the inspiration for that animated picture was penned by Hans Christian Andersen, who is Danish. Everyone reasoned, therefore, that Ariel must be Danish as well. Therefore, this is the reason why people have been contending that because Ariel is Danish, the role of her must be portrayed by a lady of white race.

The Little Mermaid Live Action: The Trailer Breakdown

The trailer for “The Little Mermaid 2023” does not provide a lot of information that sheds light on the nature of the film. However, it transports us to the depths of the ocean and gives us our first glimpse of Ariel, the mermaid princess who falls in love with a human prince and strikes a bargain with Ursula, the sea witch.

The preview takes us on a journey through Ariel’s home, the underwater country of Atlantica. King Triton, who is also the monarch of this nation, is Ariel’s father. However, he is not visible in the trailer at all. First, we just get a glimpse of the marine life and a few specific locations in the underwater kingdom.

Then, we encounter Ariel, who performs a song in which she expresses the desire to be a part of that world. The lyrics of the song make it very evident that Ariel longs to be a part of the human world.

That sums up the majority of it. The trailer for The Little Mermaid 2023 does not feature any of the film’s other significant characters, such as Ursula or Prince Eric. You may have heard that Melissa McCarthy will portray the role of Ursula, and Jonah Hauer-King will take on the role of Prince Eric.

The role of Ariel’s father is going to be played by Javier Bardem. Noma Dumezweni will play the role of Queen Selina, Art Malik will play Grimsby, Lorena Andrea will play Perla, and Kajsa Mohammar will play Karina. The other cast members will include Art Malik, Lorena Andrea, and Kajsa Mohammar.

A number of well-known performers lend their voices to the characters in this movie. Among them are Daveed Diggs, who plays Sebastian; Jacob Tremblay, who plays Flounder; and Awkwafina, who plays Scuttle.

“You can’t have avoided hearing about the racist criticism leveled against Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid if you’ve been on the internet in the past few days. You can view the official teaser trailer that was published by Disney on September 10 for the upcoming film that will star a black actress in the role of the title character by scrolling down to the bottom of this page.

After that, a flood of angry and racist comments began to come forth, with some people suggesting that the role of Ariel, from “The Little Mermaid,” ought to be performed by a white lady with red hair.

These racist comments are not exclusive to the Disney movie; in recent years, The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power and House of the Dragon have both been subjected to criticism for having black characters in them as well. But why are people getting so worked up over a movie aimed at children, to the point where one person painted over the actress’ face and substituted a picture of a white lady in its place?

Here is all you need to know about the upcoming live-action adaptation of “The Little Mermaid,” including details about the woman who will be portraying the role, Ariel’s ethnicity, and an analysis of the official trailer!

Who Will Portray the Role of Little Mermaid in The Little Mermaid Live Action?

Halle Bailey, an American singer and actress, will portray the role of Ariel in the next movie, which is slated to be released in May 2023. Bailey is just 22 years old, but she and her sister Chloe have already achieved a great deal of success as a musical duo under the moniker Chloe x Halle. Over the course of the past few years, the duo received a total of five Grammy Award nominations.

In addition, Halle Bailey is off to an impressive beginning in her acting career. She played the role of Skyler Foster in the show Grown-ish (2018-2021). In addition, she will be appearing in other films over the course of the following 12 months in addition to The Little Mermaid. In addition, she is slated to appear in The Color Purple, which is set to hit theaters in December of 2023.

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In spite of the fact that there were speculations circulating that Zendaya would be offered the part, it did not turn out to be the case. Back in July of 2019, it was revealed that Halle Bailey would play the role of the titular character.

The trailer for “The Little Mermaid 2023” does not provide a lot of information that sheds light on the nature of the film. However, it transports us to the depths of the ocean and gives us our first glimpse of Ariel, the mermaid princess who falls in love with a human prince and strikes a bargain with Ursula, the sea witch.

The preview takes us on a journey through Ariel’s home, the underwater country of Atlantica. King Triton, who is also the monarch of this nation, is Ariel’s father. However, he is not visible in the trailer at all. First, we just get a glimpse of the marine life and a few specific locations in the underwater kingdom. Then, we encounter Ariel, who performs a song in which she expresses the desire to be a part of that world. The lyrics of the song make it very evident that Ariel longs to be a part of the human world.

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That sums up the majority of it. The trailer for The Little Mermaid 2023 does not feature any of the film’s other significant characters, such as Ursula or Prince Eric. You may have heard that Melissa McCarthy will portray the role of Ursula, and Jonah Hauer-King will take on the role of Prince Eric.

The role of Ariel’s father is going to be played by Javier Bardem. Noma Dumezweni will play the role of Queen Selina, Art Malik will play Grimsby, Lorena Andrea will play Perla, and Kajsa Mohammar will play Karina. The other cast members will include Art Malik, Lorena Andrea, and Kajsa Mohammar.

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A number of well-known performers lend their voices to the characters in this movie. Among them are Daveed Diggs, who plays Sebastian; Jacob Tremblay, who plays Flounder; and Awkwafina, who plays Scuttle.