Halle Berry congratulates Halle Bailey on her role in ‘The Little Mermaid’ as fans confuse the two.
Halle Berry congratulated the 19-year-old R&B singer Halle Bailey for acquiring the role of Ariel in The Little Mermaid remake. Fans confused the two stars because of their names.
After the casting news started spreading, many followers mistakenly thought the 52-year-old actress would take on the role. however, the case was different.
“In case you needed a reminder… Halles get it DONE. Congratulations @chloexhalle on this amazing opportunity, we can’t wait to see what you do! #TheLittleMermaid #HalleBailey,” Berry wrote on Twitter, giving her fans a reminder that it is not her.
Bailey replied to the tweet in a very sweet way!
Bailey was quick to notice the compliment from Berry and thanked the actress for her support.
She said, “This means the world. happy to share names with you.. love you lots”
Berry expressed her excitement for the young star again, writing back, “You are amazing, THRILLED for you!!”
Halle Berry could not be happier for Halle Bailey, who is chosen to star as Ariel in the new The Little Mermaid in Disney’s upcoming live-action remake. The news came around this very week that one-half of singing duo Chloe x Halle, will play Ariel in the anticipated movie. This remake will feature old and new songs from Hamilton creator Lin Manuel Miranda.
Many people confused the fact that the actresses share almost the similar name. The names are not only similar but also very confusing. A fan of the stars admitted his mistake and said: “But I got a little happy for a second think Halle Berry was doing the voice of the little, but congratulations [sic].”
The cast for the movie was announced on Wednesday with the singer sharing the news on Twitter alongside a recreated image of Ariel by artist Dylan Bonner, whose previous projects have included illustrations of Disney princesses.
Reaction of the fans!
One said, “ohh please if brandy can play Cinderella she can play Ariel if you wanted a white danish girl to play the role she should’ve did her thing at audition like Halle did”
Another replied, “thank you….for ruining another one of my child-hood Disney movie memories. Yet…another movie I won’t be wasting my money on. When you care more about casting African Americans in movies for the publicity than the quality of a movie, it’s just sad.”
Technically: Yemaya was the river Black goddess of the Yoruba in Nigeria. Becoming their Goddess of the Ocean. She is also called Yemoja (Mother of the Fishes), so yes
@chloexhalle Halle can play Ariel (Yemaya) #TheLittleMermaid and Tiana stays black!! Original story from Africa!
Another said, “These two are SO UNREAL !!!!!! So AESTHETICALLY PLEASING… so ETHEREAL… so UHHHH !!!!!! Literally two magical human beings that are NOT from this planet No amount of words can describe these two at all! Completely out of this world
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