Halle Bailey is in her own bubble. The actress who will be soon The Little Mermaid in the adaptation taken from real images of the cartoon does not let himself be discouraged by the criticism. Since the announcement of the casting and the choice of Disney to use a actress african-american to play the role of the daughter of Poseidon, a wave of indignation was high on the networks.

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“It means so much to me. I feel honored and very grateful to have this opportunity,” said the young woman of 19 years at the gala Variety’s Power of Young Hollywood. “Ariel was one of my favorite princesses, so this is a dream that becomes reality. I am very excited, happy and I don’t pay attention to any of this negativity”, she added.

Chloe Bailey, her sister with whom she forms the duo of Gni Chloe X Halle, did not hesitate to support her. “My sister has an amazing talent and I cannot wait for the world to see what I see every day. I am so proud of her. It’s going to be really good,” assured the singer.

This surge of joy and positivity responds to the controversy of the last few weeks on Twitter, where two camps were opposed. Many offusquaient of the lack of respect towards the original work of Hans Christian Andersen (1837) and the anime adaptation of Disney (1989). “I have nothing against the fact that she is black huh so don’t scream racism, it will save time but now it’s not Ariel at all!”, could any one in particular to read.

Directed by Rob Marshall ( Pirates of the Caribbean 4 ), the film is scheduled for 2021. If Melissa McCarthy, Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina have already been announced to embody Ursula and the voice of Duffel and Eureka, Idriss Elba is referred to play prince Eric. New controversy (long) view?

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