[MUSIC] Hi. Hey guys. Here are five things you may not know about Chloe. And Halle. Here we go. [MUSIC] One thing you may not know about me and my sister is that we love to watch reality television. Reality television is our, like it's our biggest guilty pleasure [LAUGH]. [MUSIC] Another thing that you might not know is that I love to chew ice For some reason I just really like it. [LAUGH] [MUSIC] One thing you may not know about us is that we make our music in our livingroom. We have our little section cut off and it has our speakers, and my keyboard and our computer monitor. And we just rock out and make music. And we love it there. [MUSIC] If we did not do music, my sister and I would definitely have a babysitting service because parents are always asking us to babysit their children. because we love children and we are good with children. They're just to sweet and cute and cuddley>>and we would call the service two for one. Absolutely>> Last thing that you might not know about us is we like to pin board Yes, it's like an easier version of skateboarding. So we do that on our free days in LA, that's so much fun. And we also really love to bike ride. Yes, that's really fun. So we hope you've enjoyed learning five things about us that you may- You may not know. [LAUGH] Yes, bye. [MUSIC]
It was announced early last month that singer-turned-actress Halle Bailey (of sister duo Chloe x Halle) had been cast as the titular role in Disney’s live-action The Little Mermaid. The casting news caused a stir across the internet, with angry social media users ruling that Ariel had to be white in order to fall in line with Danish author Hans Christian Andersen’s original (which was fiction, FYI). Outrage escalated to the point that a #NotMyAriel campaign began trending across Twitter.
But despite the backlash, 19-year-old Bailey isn't letting the haters get her down."I don't pay attention to the negativity; I just feel like this role is something bigger than me," she told Variety at the outlet’s Power of Young Hollywood event in L.A. on Tuesday. “It's going to be beautiful,” Bailey continued, “I'm just so excited to be a part of it.”
As for the rest of the film’s star-studded cast, speculation abounds. Melissa McCarthy, Harry Styles, and Javier Bardem are all rumored to be joining the project (as Ursula, Prince Eric, and King Triton, respectively). Jacob Tremblay has reportedly signed on to play the role of Flounder, while Awkwafina has been linked to the role of Scuttle.