Halle Berry Congratulates Halle Bailey on ‘Little Mermaid’ Casting

‘Halles get it DONE,’ the Oscar winner tweeted after the new Ariel was announced

Last Updated: July 3, 2019 @ 10:48 PM

Halle Bailey was announced as Ariel in the live-action remake of “The Little Mermaid,” and her fellow Halle, Halle Berry, couldn’t be prouder.

“In case you needed a reminder… Halles get it DONE. Congratulations @chloexhalle on this amazing opportunity, we can’t wait to see what you do!” the 52-year-old Oscar winner tweeted.

19-year-old Halle Bailey — one half of the R&B duo Chloe X Halle — will play the mermaid who trades in her beautiful singing voice for human legs. Bailey called getting the role “a dream come true.”

A few hours after Berry’s tweet, Bailey replied, “this means the world. happy to share names with you … love you lots.”

Rob Marshall is directing, and the film is produced by John DeLuca, Marc Platt and Lin-Manuel Miranda. David Magee (“Mary Poppins Returns”) wrote the script.

Last week, Berry weighed in on another Disney film. She retweeted a post from R&B artist Lizzo, who pitched herself and four other black women artists (Anika Noni Rose, Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monae and Cynthia Erivo) as the Five Muses from Disney’s “Hercules.” (No live-action adaptation of the 1997 animated film has been announced … yet.)

Berry herself was trending on Twitter earlier, as many confused her and the similarly named Bailey when the casting news was first announced. Berry herself has appeared in a live-action animation adaptation; she portrayed Ms. Stone in 1994’s “The Flintstones.”

Production on the live-action “Little Mermaid” is expected to begin in 2020.