It’s officially a wrap on the live-action adaptation of ‘The Little Mermaid.’
Halle Bailey is set to make an almighty splash as lead Ariel in the big-budget Disney adventure – which stars Melissa McCarthy as adversary Ursula, as well as Jonah Hauer-King (Eric), Awkwafina (Scuttle), and Daveed Diggs (Sebastian).
The global health crisis saw production halted a number of times. However, with perseverance, the cast and crew have completed production on the hotly anticipated flick.
Reflecting on the news, Bailey – who rose to prominence as part of sister duo Chloe x Halle – shared emotional words.
Her remarks below…
“and just like that..that’s a wrap ❤️after auditioning for this film when i was 18 just about to turn 19 , to now finishing filming through a pandemic when i turned 21 ..we have finally made it…💖i feel so grateful to have experienced this film in all of its glory..i
t has been the toughest experience being away from everything and everyone i’ve ever known, to feeling self doubt/ loneliness, but also feeling such freedom and perseverance as i’ve reached the end. this experience has made me so much stronger than i ever thought i could be.
i’m so grateful to have such lovely and talented people in the cast like @jonahhauerking that will be my friend for infinite lifetimes, @jacobtremblay who i’m so proud of 🥺and legends like @bardemantarctic @melissamccarthy @awkwafina @daveeddiggs who are masters of their craft but are so welcoming and open to little old me..as well as to the rest of the beautiful cast and crew. i cannot wait for time to speed up so you all can watch this film because it was made with so much love (plus blood sweat and tears) lol thank you sardinia for a wonderful ending!!! xoxo.
With 1989’s original movie generating a whopping$211.3 million, there are tall expectations for the new incarnation.
We’re excited about its prospects. Are you?