Halle Bailey, who was announced late last year to play Ariel in the new live action Little Mermaid, has graced the new cover of Cosmopolitan magazine with her sister Chloe. Halle stated in her interview with the magazine that she has already begun recording the soundtrack for the new Disney film!
In her interview, Bailey stated that her sister Chloe stayed with her during the first three months of filming which took place in the United Kingdom. Halle stated, “Whenever we’re apart, I feel like my right arm is missing. I say this all the time: I’m not sure what I would do if I was by myself going through this whole thing … Whenever individual opportunities come, it’s exciting because when one of us wins, the other one does too.”
The Grammy nominated singer went on to say that filming stopped due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that she has still started the recording process for the Little Mermaid soundtrack. Bailey has received a lot of attention since being announced as the new Ariel, and we are so excited to see the direction Disney goes in with her character in the new live action remake!
There was quite a bit of controversy after the announcement was made that Bailey was set to be our new mermaid. Twitter was bombarded with #NotmyAriel posts and one can only imagine how the comments must have affected the young actress. She did, however, give great response shortly after and was defended by a number of big stars including Halle Berry, fellow Disney star Auli’i Cravalho, and the original Ariel, Jodie Benson.
— Variety (@Variety) August 7, 2019
If you haven’t heard Bailey sing yet you are in for a treat! I personally am so excited to see her go fathoms below and hear her vocals on the iconic Little Mermaid soundtrack by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman!
The Little Mermaid remake is set to release on November 21, 2021, but we could see the film get pushed back like so many others have due to COVID-19. The live action film stars Halle Bailey, Jacob Tremblay, Daveed Diggs, and Melissa McCarthy as the sea witch Ursula. The film will be directed by Rob Marshall and produced by Marshall, John DeLuca, Marc Platt, and Lin-Manuel Miranda.