With the news of casting the new Little Mermaid, I think we are a little divided. On one hand, the Little Mermaid was one of our favorite movies growing up so to see ANY changes I think there’s a knee jerk reaction toward not liking it. We all are so used to the visuals of red hair, green tail, purple bra, etc.
I think while it may not have been our first choice (and that’s just our opinion!), representation matters. One of my friends posted a super cute photo of her as a little girl wearing a Little Mermaid swimsuit and how excited she was to finally see someone like her playing the character. Just because it’s different from the original doesn’t mean this movie, and Halle, won’t be great.
S0, with that being said, instead of arguing about the casting of Halle Bailey, who is obviously beautiful and can SING, who do you guys hope will get cast as the other characters??
Would you rather Terry Crews or Idris Elba play King Triton?
Thoughts on Gordon Ramsay to play the angry chef?
Post your casting suggestions below!
He’s got the right haircut….
Disney has gotten so much blowback from this casting decision.
Fun The Little Mermaid trivia:
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Have a magical day!