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Lead actress of Little Mermaid remake confused with Halle Berry

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Disney announced Wednesday that 19-year-old Halle Bailey will play the lead role in the remake of The Little Mermaid, but many people on social media misread that name. Not long after the news was released, Halle Berry was trending.

Although Halle Berry is now 52 years old, many people seemed to think she was cast for the role of the young mermaid. However, Disney opted for the actress from the Grown-ish series, which, together with her sister Chloe, also forms R & B duo Chloe x Halle. The two performed America The Beautiful last winter prior to the Super Bowl.

Halle Berry reacted sporty to the confusion. “For those who didn’t know yet: Halles make it happen,” the Oscar winner joked on Twitter, after which she turned to her first name.

“Congratulations on this great opportunity, I can’t wait to see how you’re doing.” The young musician responded: “This means so much to me, I am happy to share a name with you.”

The live action remake of The Little Mermaid, directed by Rob Marshall, should be released in 2020. According to American media, Disney is in advanced talks with Melissa McCarthy about the role of Ursula, and would like to snare Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina for the roles of Flounder and Scuttle, known in the Dutch version as Botje and Jutter.

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