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Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ real-life remake to star singer Halle Bailey as Princess Ariel

Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ real-life remake to star singer Halle Bailey as Princess Ariel

With Disney steadily trickling out their real-life remakes of their animated classic over the past few years, redheads the world over have eagerly awaited news of The Little Mermaid. Who will step into the shoes (or should we say, tail) of redhead Princess Ariel??

The character has long been a symbol of ginger pride since the 1989 movie, which is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale of the same name, whose Ariel character actually had blonde hair (fun fact there).

And in an unexpected twist, it was announced by Disney that Princess Ariel’s character will be played by singer Halle Bailey, one half of duo Chloe x Halle.



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Just Announced: Halle Bailey has been cast in the upcoming live-action reimagining of The Little Mermaid.

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As always, there is much discussion and debate on social media around these announcements. Everyone has their idea of Ariel and how she should appear, but while everyone expects her to follow a certain ‘look’, it’s refreshing to change things up.



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dream come true… 🧜🏽‍♀️🌊 #thelittlemermaid

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Princess Ariel will always remain a ginger icon, and we wholeheartedly agree with Morgan Jarrett:


As we know, red hair crosses all races, so who knows, maybe gingerness will still feature in the film. We can’t wait to find out!

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