Halle Berry rose to stardom as a young actress and has maintained her status in the industry to this day. Fans must have noticed that the stars Halle Berry and Halle Bailey are frequently been confused because of their name. Halle Berry recently reacted to a tweet that confused her with ‘The Little Mermaid‘ star Halle Bailey.
Walt Disney Studios released a trailer for The Little Mermaid, starring Halle Bailey of the R&B combo Chloe x Halle on September 9th. Apparently, at least one person believed the film had Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry in the significant role.
“Halle Berry is nearly 60 years old playing the role of a 16-year-old girl. This is what happens when you upset a fandom.”
That since-deleted tweet was accompanied by a rumored screenshot of the likes-to-dislike ratio for The Little Mermaid teaser on YouTube. In response, Halle Berry shared a meme of fellow Oscar winner Mo’Nique from VH1’s Charm School reality show. The three women in the image appear uninterested, annoyed, or perplexed.
Halle Berry also reacted to another Twitter user in December 2021 who wrongly assumed she was playing Ariel in The Little Mermaid reboot. Berry has shown his support for Halle Bailey and the upcoming Rob Marshall-directed film since its announcement.
“This means so much! Can’t wait @HalleBailey 👏🏽💕💕. Today has been so overwhelming and incredible. ♥️ I’m so happy you’re getting to see a peek of everything 😭thank you for the love…🐚✨.”
Disney will release the updated version of The Little Mermaid on May 26, 2023. Jonah Hauer-King as Eric, Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, Javier Bardem as King Triton, Daveed Diggs as Sebastian, and Awkwafina as Scuttle round out the group. Some racist online trolls have targeted Halle Bailey for her role as Ariel in the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.
Some people were unhappy with the casting selection because the original Hans Christian Andersen character was Caucasian. However, what’s your take on this confusion? Let us know in the comments. For further updates stay tuned to Thirsty.
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