As one of Disney’s classic princesses, the mermaid Ariel has become the disappointment of many viewers in the live-action version being filmed. Halle Bailey’s face was judged inappropriate, even far below the image of a princess. In fact, in the period 2015-2016, the Hollywood screen almost had a beautiful Ariel mermaid.
First of all, this is not the original version Mermaid by Disney. This version is somewhat darker and more horror, directed by female director Sofia Coppola. At this time, Coppola spent many months looking for the beauty to play Ariel. In the end, she decided to choose Maya Hawke.
In terms of appearance, Maya Hawke is a perfect fit because of her beauty and temperament. But the production studio The Little Mermaid did not want Maya Hawke to participate. The reason is because the movie version is already quite far from the usual Disney-friendly version, so the studio wanted Coppola to choose a famous name. Despite being the daughter of actor Ethan Hawke and female star Uma Thurman, Maya Hawke is still ignored because of her anonymity.
The daughter of the A-list stars is also “estranged” because of her anonymity
However, due to a sharp disagreement, Coppola stepped down from the director’s chair, which meant that Maya Hawke’s opportunity to be a mermaid also disappeared. Later, the project tried to invite star Chloe Grace Moretz but ultimately failed.
After that, Disney officially announced the live-action project Mermaid. So Halle Bailey was selected, creating many fierce controversies. Through behind-the-scenes images, the audience was largely disappointed because the image was far from the familiar animated version.
The image that disappointed fans of the mermaid Halle Bailey
As for Maya Hawke, she was in the series Stranger Things in 2019 and became explosive thanks to the role of the lovely “hyperactive” Robin. Coming up in season 4 – act 2, the role of Robin will play an important role in the battle of the main guild against the villain Vecna of the Upside Down realm.
Maya Hawke is famous worldwide for playing Stranger Things
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