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Old 07-11-2019, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Sauron View Post
No, for two reasons:

1. I don't believe Halle Bailey is so far beyond every other possible actress who could play this role that her casting is a no-brainer. If she is, then the vast majority of the production cost should be her salary, because otherwise the movie couldn't get made.

2. Regardless of who plays the role, the character of Ariel shouldn't be affected. If I got the role -- a 53-year-old-man who can't sing -- I would expect massive CGI to be employed (along with Oscar-worthy voiceover work) to make me look and sound like Ariel as she's been depicted for 30 years.
Okay. Some of us think things like singing and acting ability are far more important to such a role than skin color. Apparently, you feel differently.