Fans are wondering if Beyonce had something to do with the casting of The Little Mermaid (Picture: OWN TV)The world is still reaction to the news that Halle Bailey is officially going to play Ariel in the live-action remake of Disney’s classic animation, The Little Mermaid.
And some fans can’t help but wonder if a certain Beyonce Knowles-Carter might have had a little something to do with opening the door for Halle, 19, to get this life-changing opportunity.
As we all know, Bey will be the voice of Nala in the upcoming live-action release of The Lion King so she’s totally been having a few chats with some important people working at Disney.
So it wouldn’t be crazy to think she might have had a few suggestions for them when she heard they were looking to cast a lead for The Little Mermaid.
For those who don’t know, Halle and her sister Chloe shot to stardom after they were discovered by Beyonce on YouTube, who then signed them up to her Parkwood Entertainment record label.
And one Twitter user had some fun trying to imagine how things might have gone down if Beyonce did use her power to give her artists a chance to shine on one of the biggest film projects in the coming years.
Beyonce’s protege Halle Bailey has been cast as Ariel (Picture: Rex)
Twitter users have joked that Beyonce used her work with Disney and help her artists to a foot in the door (Picture: Twitter)‘beyonce @ Disney HQ: now before i sign on for nala i want y’all to take a look at my recommendations for the rest of your lil movies,’ she wrote.
‘the parkwood-disney industrial complex is in full swing. get on board or get left behind’, she added.
Beyonce plays Nala in the new live-action animation of The Lion King (Picture: Disney)Director Rob Marshall has spent the past couple of months meeting potential stars, but insiders say that Halle had been a front runner from the start.
‘After an extensive search, it was abundantly clear that Halle possesses that rare combination of spirit, heart, youth, innocence, and substance — plus a glorious singing voice — all intrinsic qualities necessary to play this iconic role’, Rob said in a statement.
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This will be the singer’s feature film debut, and will hopefully be the start of even better things for Chloe X Halle.
Halle will be joining Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina, who have already been cast. It was previously reported that Melissa McCarthy is in talks to play the role of Ursula, the film’s sea witch villain.
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