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Halle Bailey, Not Halle Berry, Is Playing Ariel – See All the Confusion!

Guys, it’s Halle BAILEY, not Halle BERRY, who is playing Ariel in Disney’s upcoming live-action The Little Mermaid.

Fans have been confusing the 19-year-old Grown‑ish star and the 52-year-old John Wick: Chapter 3 actress while hearing reports of this casting news (we’re totally guilty as well).

Halle Bailey was not named after actress Halle Berry, if you’re wondering. Her parents actually wanted to name her “Hailey,” but “Hailey Bailey sounded weird,” Halle Bailey told Houston Chronicle.

“I read this tweet like 5 times trying to figure out how they were going to pull off Halle Berry as a 16-year-old,” one Twitter user wrote.

See more funny tweets about the confusion below!

READ MORE: Who Is Halle Bailey? Get to Know ‘The Little Mermaid’s Ariel!

I read that as Halle Berry for some reason. I thought "A little surprising, but I think I'm down for that." This makes more sense, and I'm just as down.

— George Offley 🏳️‍🌈 (@georgeoffley) July 3, 2019

Click inside to see the rest of the tweets…

isnt Halle Berry to old to be little mermaid?

— octobersjoe (@GodsSonSimba) July 3, 2019

Rofl I read this as Halle Berry at first and was like what?

— nunya business (@youshipwho) July 3, 2019

I misread this and thought it said halle berry. I was gonna compliment disney on not being ageist lmao. But anyways, this is amazing!! Poc taking white roles is always a win and I'm sure she'll do amazing in the role https://t.co/BND2tRauYs

— BOARD MAN GETS RINGS (@sun1796) July 3, 2019

For a moment, I thought that said “Halle Berry as Ariel” and I was like… pic.twitter.com/cg8mpPMpip

— Jonathan Apollo (@IAmJonnyApollo) July 3, 2019

Me, trying to comprehend this post for 2 minutes: ‘That… isn’t Halle Berry though??’


— Meda (@A_smallrobot) July 3, 2019

Definitely misread the Ariel casting as "Halle Berry" and was completely befuddled for a good, few, dozen, FIFTYLEVEN, minutes.

— Mandel (@ThaDeezo) July 3, 2019

Halle Berry looks great for her age wow https://t.co/34cptXbz8i

— Alice (@txicmelody13) July 3, 2019


— Kelly 🕷📚 (@hughesytweets) July 3, 2019

I don't know who this is, but it isnt Halle BERRY, and I can't decide if I'm disappointed. https://t.co/ZaqN9y8uRQ

— Dude, why MY car?! (@trainsongcomics) July 3, 2019

I can't be the only person who saw news that "Halle Bailey is The Little Mermaid" and got very confused because my mind misspelled her last name to make it read "Halle Berry is The Little Mermaid," right?

— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) July 3, 2019

my last two brain cells reading Halle Bailey as Halle Berry pic.twitter.com/BZKRJlJ5WY

— Frank Costa (@feistyfrank) July 3, 2019

Wondering how long its gonna take for twitter to realize that her name isn’t Halle Berry but Halle Bailey … Congrats Halle.. Little Mermaid 🧜‍♀️ pic.twitter.com/Csd0qQp3mJ

— DJ Baker (@justDooDirty) July 3, 2019

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— Rob (@RobertOttone) July 3, 2019

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