Although officially released worldwide, The Little Mermaid – The Little Mermaid is still the most controversial movie title of Disney’s royal family. The casting of actress Halle Bailey with a different appearance from the familiar image in the 1989 cartoon raised many questions, making many viewers bewildered. In fact, before Bailey was chosen, there were many names considered by the film crew, including a beautiful female star that “caused a fever” below.
Before Halle Bailey, were there any faces that almost became Ariel?
During the time when the Mermaid project became a controversial topic, an article on the Korean Nate forum revealed the beauty and identity of one of the candidates who participated in the contest for the role of a fairy. Ariel fish. This girl is Dina Denoire, born in 1998 and is German. In 2019, she participated in the audition to play the female lead Ariel but failed.
In the past time, Denoire’s beauty has attracted the public’s attention, becoming a “hot” topic on social networks and even being praised for having a more charismatic attitude than Halle Bailey. Not a professional actress, Dina Denoire is known as an internet star specializing in posting articles about fashion, beauty and daily life, earning high interaction. The 9X female star herself has a talent in singing, but it is difficult to compare with Bailey’s strong and methodical voice.
Denoire’s public-pleasing beauty
Despite her beautiful voice and beauty, Dina Denoire was not chosen, and the incident was speculated to be related to A-list female singer Beyoncé. Metro UK once reported that Beyoncé had agreed to participate in the voice of the Lion King, in exchange for the role of Ariel to be given to Halle Bailey. Both Hailey and her sister Chloe were recruited by Beyoncé thanks to her singing talent on YouTube, then signed a contract with the singer’s company Parkwood Entertainment.
The question of Beyoncé helping Halle Bailey to play a mermaid caused a stir on social media
In addition, in 2019, there was another popular actress who was also almost chosen to play the mermaid Ariel. That person is none other than the girlfriend of “Little Spider” Tom Holland – Zendaya. The youngest star ever to win an Emmy is said to have accepted an offer to play Ariel from Disney, but in the end only considered it, but did not accept it. Answering to Teen Vogue, Zendaya also confirmed “We’ll wait and see” without any firm confirmation.
Zendaya is also a “heavyweight” candidate that is supported by the public
Although there are many controversies surrounding the casting process for the role of Ariel, Halle Bailey is ultimately the face Disney trusts the most. The company also confirmed Bailey’s appearance as a miracle, with the voice rated as the best among the live-action Disney princesses ever. Currently, The Little Mermaid has hit theaters, and is expected to gross about 150 million USD in the North American market alone after the first week.