If you were confused about whether Halle Berry was starring as Ariel in The Little Mermaid versus Halle Bailey, you weren’t alone. There have been a string of people who got the Halles mixed up, as these tweets show.
I was like wow Halle Berry is playing Ariel, let’s hear for the middle aged set and then of course I realized that I’m old and out of touch ???? ????
— #EndCarceralFeminism (@prisonculture) July 3, 2019
Halle Berry logging into Twitter seeing her name trending thinking she got cast as Ariel pic.twitter.com/NuBDA30otx
— Defsouf (@jmsmith1906) July 3, 2019
I did keep reading Halle Bailey as Halle Berry so for the last 6 hours I was like okay we stan a 52 year old Ariel
— Julia Claire (@ohJuliatweets) July 4, 2019
I legit read “Halle Berry” over and over and was absolutely confounded by this odd #TheLittleMermaid casting choice. Like, yeah, no wonder people are up-in-arms about it! But then I read it correctly & now I can’t wait to see #HalleBailey as a live-action Ariel! ????????♀️
— Tiya Sircar (@tiyasircar) July 4, 2019
Add me to the half of the internet who thought Halle Berry got cast as Ariel and was super confused pic.twitter.com/znmTE2zREU
— Kathryn Brightbill (@KEBrightbill) July 4, 2019
Berry herself used the moment to congratulate Bailey on securing the role, and gave a message that played off of the fandom’s confusion.
“In case you needed a reminder…Halles get it DONE,” she tweeted. “Congratulations @chloexhalle on this amazing opportunity, we can’t wait to see what you do!”
In case you needed a reminder… Halles get it DONE. Congratulations @chloexhalle on this amazing opportunity, we can’t wait to see what you do! #TheLittleMermaid #HalleBailey pic.twitter.com/z0Rik2nxRe
— Halle Berry (@halleberry) July 3, 2019
Bailey also responded to Berry’s seal of approval.
this means the world. happy to share names with you ???????? love you lots https://t.co/Wzkj8Mgsze
— chloe x halle (@chloexhalle) July 3, 2019
Not only do Halles get it done, but they also support each other as well.
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