They were months of waiting, of premieres of small clips, of news about changes in the lyrics of the songs, of posters that made more than one doubt about the quality of the live action remake of The little Mermaid and, after so much uncertainty and even more intrigue, the past May 26We were finally able to confirm it: the story of that young mermaid who dreamed of living in the human world has conquered us again.
The reason could not be other than halle bailey and her version of Ariel, so tender, independent and strong -and with a voice that we are not surprised Úrsula wanted to steal- as the character of the 1989 animated film that marked more than a generation.
Truth be told, we fully trusted her since we heard her sing Part of Your World at Disneyland, but the review of her love story (and also friendship) with Prince Eric, played by an equally adorable Jonah Hauer Kinghas finished justifying our love for the actress.
They have been joined by the performances of Melissa McCarthy like Ursula, Javier Bardem like King Triton and the voices of Daveed Diggs, Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina like Sebastian, Flounder and Scuttle. A cast that, under the direction of Rob MarshallHe had everything to succeed.
Despite the fact that the filming took place three years ago in the midst of a pandemic -and judging by the photographs and videos that the protagonists have been posting on their Instagram accounts- it seems that behind the scenes was just as fun as living under the sea . If Halle Bailey and Jonah Hauer-King had already made you fall in love with their impossible love story, wait until you see these photos and videos that won’t steal your voice, but will steal your heart.
“I can’t believe today is the day! The little Mermaid It’s already in theaters everywhere. This has been my first time making a film like this and words cannot describe how immensely grateful I feel to have had this experience with such a beautiful group of people… Please go see the film and enjoy it with your loved ones!”
“Some more behind-the-scenes moments (I can’t believe it was three years ago):
- Found this old video of me that I shot the second day I shot ‘Part of Your World’… Face breaking out and all because of nerves lol. Happy to have this so I can get back to it.
- Network work under the sea.
- Javi’s last day.
- Jonah and a cardboard Ariel.
- Daveed and Craig.
- Ariel in her rags.
- Last day of ‘Under the Sea’!”
“The soundtrack of The little Mermaid It is now available. Recording at the iconic AIR Studios, which was a former church, has been an incredible experience… I was so excited to be able to sing these songs, as well as some new ones… Plus a sneak peak of Vanessa’s encore. I am very proud of the work of this beautiful cast. You should go listen to her so you know the words to her new songs for when you go see her at the movies.”
“The little Mermaid it’s out now… Hundreds (thousands?) of incredible people have worked on this film during covid. Very proud of all of them and what they have achieved. Some behind the scenes content, probably more to come:
- Camera test.
- The ship at Pinewood.
- Opening scene.
- My double Dan Griffiths.
- The legend Art Malik.
“Behind the scenes, part II:
- uncharted waters.
- Seafaring legend Craig Stein.
- cooling us down
- Mom Noma Dumezweni.
- A friend.
- Costume extraordinaire Perry Goyen.
- Vanessa and Eric.
- Stealing notes.
- Last day.”
“Behind the scenes, part III:
- Dress test.
- Halle’s Tik Tok.
- A couple of legends.
- Scene with mom.
- Sardinia beach.
- birthday i
- Birthday II.
- Fight with Ursula.
- The best makeup artist Carol Robinson.
- Kiss her.”
“Ready or not… Here I am! I hope it brings you as much happiness and love as we felt making it!”
“Behind the cameras of The little Mermaid, before vs. now.”
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