The Little Mermaid Star Halle Bailey Finally Addresses Online Backlash Over Ariel Casting

There is little doubt that landing a major role in a Disney film could be truly exciting for an actor. Not surprisingly, Halle Bailey was over the moon when she was cast as Ariel in the live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid. Unfortunately, not everyone was thrilled and there was a notable backlash against the Grown-ish star's casting. Now the young actress has addressed the issue.

Halle and her sister Chloe Bailey were recently interviewed by Teen Vogue where they spoke about several issues including the delay of their new album release. Interestingly, Halle was once again asked how she felt about being a part of The Little Mermaid reboot and the young musician had a graceful response.

"We've always learned to just keep our heads up no matter the situation. No matter what anybody has to say about you...just keep pushing," Halle said.

It's slightly different from Halle's previous comment to Variety where she said that "I feel like I'm dreaming, and I'm just grateful. I don't pay attention to the negativity. I just feel like this role is something bigger than me. It's going to be beautiful." Nevertheless, it is clear that she is still grateful that she landed the role.

It's understandable why Halle is trying to avoid making a big deal out of the whole thing considering that there are bigger issues to worry about. Needless to say, we're already looking forward to seeing her as Ariel in the highly anticipated The Little Mermaid remake.

The Little Mermaid reboot has not yet been given an official release date. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.

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