Directed by Rob Marshall, The Little Mermaid also stars Melissa McCarthy as villain Ursula, Javier Bardem as Ariel’s father King Triton, Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, Hamilton‘s Daveed Diggs as Sebastian the crab, Awkwafina as Scuttle the seagull and Little Women actor Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric.
“It 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,” Halle wrote on Instagram in July, regarding time filming The Little Mermaid. “This experience has made me so much stronger than i ever thought i could be.”
In September, Halle talked to E! News at the D23 Expo about how Disney’s animated Little Mermaid film inspired her. “I definitely think that because I love this movie so much, and I’ve treasured it since I was a little girl, I did put a bit of pressure on myself,” she said. “Just because I want to deliver all of the feels that I saw when I was a little girl.”
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