The Best Twitter Reactions To The New ‘Little Mermaid’ Teaser
“Jumping into the Little Mermaid movie to stop Ursula from stealing Halle’s voice.”
by QUINCI LEGARDYE /
September 14, 2022
Disney just released our first look at Halle Bailey as Ariel, and we’re already in love.
The first two-minute teaser from The Little Mermaid premiered as part of the company’s annual D23 expo last night, showing Bailey swimming through the seas and singing part of the film’s famous song, “Part of Your World.” The clip shows how the singer and actress is perfect for the role, from her now-red locks to her angelic voice, as she adds an extra run to the iconic song.
In a recent Variety cover interview, Bailey spoke on her special connection to the role, saying that she loved the original animated film as a child and pretended to be Ariel whenever she went swimming. She also commented on the importance of her casting, which faced a social media backlash when it was first announced.
“I want the little girl in me and the little girls just like me who are watching to know that they’re special, and that they should be a princess in every single way,” she told the outlet. “There’s no reason that they shouldn’t be. That reassurance was something that I needed.”
Twitter quickly went wild in response to the clip, with Bailey’s fans praising her performance and making plans for the future release. Ahead, we’ve rounded up the best reactions to the trailer.