Halle Berry is reportedly not Ariel in live-action ‘Little Mermaid’ as the mixup has been finally explained. Halle Bailey, the singer-actress, instead will be playing the role of Ariel in the live-action Disney movie.
Halle Berry Is Reportedly Not Ariel in Live-Action ‘Little Mermaid’
The live-action remake of Disney’s The Little mermaid will be making its way into theaters next year. But as the movie is on its journey into theaters, many people are confusing the actual star of the film, Grammy-nominated singer Halle Bailey with Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry.
Halle Bailey was cast as Ariel back in 2019. At 22 years of age she the half of a musical duo Chloe x Halle, alongside her sister. She also plays Skyler Forster in the sitcom Grown-ish.
Halle Berry and Halle Bailey Are Entirely Different Actresses
Halle Berry of course on the other hand is a totally different actress. Halle berry, now 56 won an Oscar for 2001’s Monster’s Ball and an Emmy and Golden Globe for starring in Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, 1999. Also, she has got a lengthy filmography and thereafter made her debut in directing with Netflix’s bruised in 2020.
Many People Are Complaining About Halle Berry Playing the Role of a Young Mermaid
Many people have sent tweets complaining about a 56-year-old portraying the role of a young mermaid which she was not doing of course. Berry however has responded to a few of the tweets. One recent tweet, which is now deleted, read “Halle Berry is nearly 60 playing the role of a 16-year-old girl. This is what happens when you upset a fandom.” Berry responded to this particular tweet with a stunned silent meme.
Fans Share Their Displeasure about Halle Berry Playing the Little Mermaid on Twitter
Another fan played along with the whole fuss by posting a GIF of Berry as Jinx, James Bond’s girl walking out of the ocean in the 2002 movie, Die Another Day writing, “Leaked footage of Ariel using her human legs for the first time…”
The said person who deleted their tweet isn’t alone in this. Wikipedia and online encyclopedia leads off entries of both women by noting ‘not to be confused with…’ and adding a link to the page of the other Halle Bailey.
Berry also has had to correct other people too such as with a 2021 tweet, where she told one confused fan, “wrong Halle lol. I can’t wait to see her too though!” she also has tweeted encouragement for her other almost-namesake, writing, “Can’t wait @HalleBailey.”
Berry and Bailey Have Both Weighed In With Loving Responses to Fans
Berry and bailey have both weighed in with loving responses when a photo of them in similar gowns was shared by a fan. That being said, it means that they are members of a mutual admiration society.