Disney followers have been transported underneath the ocean Friday after they obtained a glimpse of The Little Mermaid live-action movie.
On the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, the brand new official teaser trailer for the remake premiered starring Halle Bailey as Ariel.
Within the teaser trailer, Bailey swims underneath water and leads viewers by means of her treasure trove and sings a number of the lyrics to the long-lasting tune, “A part of Your World.”
“All the pieces you like concerning the unique, nevertheless it’s thrilling and it is a twist on Ariel’s energy and powerfulness,” Bailey advised Good Morning America in an interview concerning the new film. “And she or he’s simply so sturdy on this movie and I am so grateful to play her.”
Bailey is making historical past as the primary Black actress to play Ariel. The singer, one-half of the singing group Chloe X Halle, was forged within the function in July 2019. Whereas the announcement of her casting is groundbreaking and was met with supportive suggestions, it additionally introduced in some backlash.
However Bailey did not let any of the negativity get to her. She advised GMA that she hopes younger youngsters do not cease following their goals too.
“I might need everybody to know and all of the girls and boys who wanna play princesses someday that you’re stunning and also you should be every part, a prince, a princess, no matter you need and you may be and simply know that you’ve got the sunshine inside you it doesn’t matter what you appear like,” she stated.
Additionally starring alongside Bailey is Javier Bardem as King Triton, Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, Daveed Diggs as Sebastian and Awkwafina as Scuttle.
The Little Mermaid premieres in theaters on Could 26, 2023.
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