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‘The Little Mermaid’ Actress Fondly Describes Halle Bailey’s Hidden Habit 

McCarthy Bailey

Jonah Hauer-King (Prince Eric) and Halle Bailey (Ariel) might have on and off-screen chemistry that sparked romance rumors, but a different budding relationship has caught everyone’s attention. Typically, an evil sea witch on a mission to steal your voice (and your prince) isn’t the best friend candidate. Thankfully, the actress behind Ursula, Melissa McCarthy, has a personality more like a ...

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“Today Is a Hard Day”: ‘Little Mermaid’ Star Shares Vulnerable Video About Filming

Halle Bailey Instagram

With $120 million at the box office for the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, praise from critics, and hints at the Oscars, it would seem the film’s star is on top of the world. But anyone who witnessed the reimagined Ariel, Halle Bailey, persevere through racist attacks, unnecessary criticism, and media backlash would know her journey has gone anything but ...

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Break-out ‘Little Mermaid’ Star Blocks Fans Suggesting “She Should Have Played Ariel”

Vanessa Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid cast member only had a few minutes of screen time—and zero time for internet trolls. Crafty Disney fans have been uncovering clips of the highly-anticipated movie, the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, for months leading up to its Memorial Day Weekend debut. With crabby responses to a realistic Sebastian (Daveed Diggs), lukewarm reactions to Scuttle’s (Awkwafina) ...

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“Wait, Is That Ariel?” Director of ‘The Little Mermaid’ Describes When He First Met Halle Bailey


One “little” casting decision sent shockwaves through Disney fandom, even bursting the Disney bubble. Disney fans and beyond have witnessed the peaks and valleys of a tenacious Little Mermaid’s journey for almost a year, but do we know how she landed the iconic role? In the 25 years since Brandy was cast in the acclaimed Cinderella, a Disney princess hasn’t been crowned with ...

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Hulu Star Hosts Screening at a Private Theater for ‘The Little Mermaid’ 

Khloe and Kids

Stars—they’re (not quite) like us! Unsurprisingly, big-name celebrities are getting ahead of The Little Mermaid‘s world premiere. While Halle Bailey’s Ariel officially becomes a part of our world today, some celebs prefer to witness her debut where the people aren’t. Celebrities Supporting the New Ariel Throughout the “blue carpet” appearances from LA to Sydney, Australia, famous folks have come out of ...

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‘The Little Mermaid’ is Going to be INCREDIBLE

Trolls are hurting the Little Mermaid box office

I love Disney movies. Like most other Disney Fanatics, I grew up on them, watching my favorites endlessly. It’s a love that has only continued as an adult. I’ve rewatched Moana many times over, singing (read: screaming) along whenever Moana (Auli’i Cravalho) pondered where she’d go. (In life? In this world? Who knows.) As a kid, my favorite movie was Aladdin. I loved ...

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“You’ve Got to Have Growth”: Original Ariel Defends the New ‘Little Mermaid’

Original Ariel

After months of heated discourse about a reimagined classic, The Little Mermaid, we’re finally two days away from the film’s world premiere on May 26. While the film’s star, Halle Bailey, has reeled in some rave reviews from critics and dazzled on blue carpets for exclusive premieres, some critics have slammed the soundtrack released on May 19. Despite breathtaking performances ...

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The ‘Moana’ Theory: Fans Make a Dwayne Johnson Accusation Around the Live-Action Remake

Maui Moana

Just six and a half years after Moana sailed into Disney fans’ hearts, Dwayne Johnson released the news of a live-action remake. While the announcement landed well with die-hard Moana fans, it almost equally received criticism for how close the remake would be released to the original film. In contrast to the 6.5-year gap between the original and the remake, the ...

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‘Moana’ Actress Clears up Rumors About the New Live-Action Dwayne Johnson Film


Make way for news about one of the latest live-action Disney remakes surfing the pipeline. After producer Dwayne Johnson delivered an announcement for a reimagined Moana film on Maui’s shores, Disney fans had mixed responses. With the latest update shared by the original film’s star, some Moana enthusiasts might start to resemble a fiery Te Fiti. The 2016 film, Moana, brought enchanting music, ...

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