Disney recently announced that a live-action remake of its hit classic The Little Mermaid, will start production in 2020

Halle Bailey, a black singer from the duo Chloe x Halle, has been cast in the role of Ariel.

The casting news was met with shock and excitement, but many agreed the world was ready for a black Ariel – after all the 1989 movie appears to be set in the Caribbean, complete with a Jamaican crab named Sebastian.

Controversy aside, social media users are already envisioning what a black Ariel will look like.


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We think these local stars would also have made a great Ariel


Paxton Fielies

Like Ariel, Paxton is known for her amazing singing voice.

Paxton would belt out the movie’s classic song, Part of Your World, without missing a beat.



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Boity proved in 2018 that she is a force to be reckoned with in the music industry.

Her rap career has taken off in a big way and we think she could add some extra flavour to Ariel’s character.

A rapping Ariel is the character development we need in 2019.



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