Actress Jodi Benson defends Halle Bailey who has been cast as Ariel, the starring role, of Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of The Little Mermaid!
According to Comicbook.com, Jodi Benson defends Halle Bailey by saying “the most important thing is to tell the story. And we have, as a family, we have raised our children, and for ourselves, that we don’t see anything that’s different on the outside”. Likewise, she also described Ariel and said “that the spirit of a character is what really matters” and then she said “I’m really, really old — and so when I’m singing ‘Part of Your World,’ if you were to judge me on the way that I look on the outside, it might change the way that you interpret the song. But if you close your eyes, you can still hear the spirit of Ariel.”. To her, Jodi believes “the most important thing for a film is to be able to tell a story”.
Variety, even before announcing Halle Bailey as Ariel, described her as the “clear front runner from the beginning”. That after searching far and wide for the perfect Ariel, Rob Marshall said that Halle possessed “all the intrinsic qualities necessary to play this iconic role”. We look forward to seeing Halle Bailey as Ariel in Disney’s live-action The Little Mermaid!
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