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Halle Bailey's 'The Little Mermaid' & More Disney Movies Halt Production After Coronavirus Outbreak

Halle Bailey's 'The Little Mermaid' & More Disney Movies Halt Production After Coronavirus Outbreak

Production on the live action The Little Mermaid has come to a stop.

The film, starring Halle Bailey, has halted production as a precaution due to the Coronavirus.

“While there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on our productions, after considering the current environment and the best interests of our cast and crew, we have made the decision to pause production on some of our live-action films for a short time. We will continue to assess the situation and restart as soon as feasible,” a Disney spokesperson said, via Deadline.

Other productions that have been stopped include Home Alone, The Last Duel, Shrunk, Nightmare Alley and Peter Pan & Wendy.

Disney Television Studios has also shut down production on Grey’s Anatomy and 16 TV pilots, THR reports.

Halle Bailey Is Very Excited For The New Songs In 'The Little Mermaid'

Halle Bailey Is Very Excited For The New Songs In 'The Little Mermaid'

Halle Bailey is dishing a little about her role in the upcoming live action The Little Mermaid!

The 19-year-old singer and actress will be taking on the role of Ariel and shared her excitement about the music.

Halle said that there will be classic songs like “Part of Your World”, but there will also be some new ones written by composer Alan Menken that aren’t in the original movie.

“I’ve been a fan of The Little Mermaid since I was 5, so those new songs are very exciting to me, as well as the old,” Halle told Popsugar. “That’s probably like, ding, ding, ding! My number one.”

She also opened up about taking on the iconic role and what she hopes to bring to the character.

“It’s so overwhelming, and beautiful, and breathtaking. I’m like, ‘Wow, am I really doing this?’” she said, hoping to bring “freshness.”

“Just being authentically me. It’s amazing that the directors have been so forward in asking me to show my true self,” Halle continued. “That’s been a really fun growing experience.”

Christian Navarro Is Not Happy With Jonah Hauer-King's 'The Little Mermaid' Casting

Christian Navarro Is Not Happy With Jonah Hauer-King's 'The Little Mermaid' Casting

Christian Navarro is sharing his thoughts on Jonah Hauer-King being cast as Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid!

If you forgot, the 28-year-old 13 Reasons Why actor sent in audition tapes for the lead role, which he ultimately did not land.

After the news of Jonah‘s casting was announced, Christian returned to Twitter briefly to share his thoughts, before deleting his account again. He also echoed his statement on his Instagram story.

“Just came back to say; after months of seeing every person of color they could think of for the role of Prince Eric, @DisneyStudios somehow still cast a white guy,” he wrote on Twitter. “I guess diversity is just a word. And THATS Hollywood. One brown person is enough, two brown leads is unthinkable.”

“Literally @disney saw a who’s who list of actors of color and STILL went with the white guy. So much for diversity. I guess two brown leads would have tanked the movie right? Boring,” he wrote on Instagram.

Many actors were reportedly being considered for the role of Prince Eric, including Harry Styles, who turned down the role and Cameron Cuffe, who tested for the role back in September. The Little Mermaid Live‘s Graham Phillips also expressed interest in bringing the character to life on the big screen.

The Little Mermaid's Live-Action Prince Eric Will Be Jonah Hauer-King!

The Little Mermaid's Live-Action Prince Eric Will Be Jonah Hauer-King!

Congratulations are in order for rising star Jonah Hauer-King as he just landed the role of a lifetime!

The 24-year-old British actor will be joining the star-studded cast of Disney’s live-action musical remake of The Little Mermaid in the role of Prince Eric.

You might recognizes Jonah from his work in A Dog’s Way Home and the 2017 BBC adaptation of Little Women.

The cast also includes Halle Bailey as Ariel, Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, and Javier Bardem as King Triton. Rounding out the cast are Jacob Tremblay as the voice of Flounder, Awkwafina as the voice of Scuttle, and Daveed Diggs as the voice as Sebastian.

Harry Styles was previously in talks to take on the role, but he ultimately passed on the role. Rob Marshall is directing the adaptation of The Little Mermaid and production will begin in early 2020.

READ MORE: Harry Styles Revealed Why He Passed on Prince Eric in ‘Little Mermaid’

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Graham Phillips Performs 'Fathoms Below' On 'The Little Mermaid Live' - Watch Now!

Graham Phillips Performs 'Fathoms Below' On 'The Little Mermaid Live' - Watch Now!

Graham Phillips captured the hearts of millions on The Little Mermaid Live last night (November 5)!

The 26-year-old actor starred as Prince Eric in the live, televised production alongside Auli’i Cravalho‘s Ariel, and he dished about singing with the Moana star.

“Getting to sing with her is awesome,” he told TV Line. “Her voice is super expressive, and she has this uncanny ability to convey exactly what she’s feeling without broadcasting it. Everything just comes across really effortlessly, and there aren’t many people who can do that. Anyone can push an emotion out, but to get to sing with someone who has such an honesty in her voice is contagious, because I try to meet her at that level.”

Check out video of Graham Phillips singing the opening song “Fathoms Below” from The Little Mermaid Live!


Graham Phillips – “Fathoms Below”

READ MORE: ‘The Little Mermaid Live!’ Soundtrack is Out Now – Listen to Auli’i Cravalho Sing the Disney Classics!

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Auli'i Cravalho's 'Part of Your World' Performance Is Pure Disney Magic - Watch Now!

Auli'i Cravalho's 'Part of Your World' Performance Is Pure Disney Magic - Watch Now!

Our hearts are soaring after watching Auli’i Cravalho‘s incredible performance of “Part of Your World” during The Little Mermaid Live and you can watch the video right here!

The 18-year-old actress belted out the Disney classic while flying around the set on Tuesday (November 5) in Los Angeles.

Auli’i looked just like the animated Ariel, with a bright red wig and a tail. There was even a little Flounder puppet on the stage.

Stay tuned for more videos from the show, but make sure to check out the original Ariel, Jodi Benson, make a surprise appearance at the top of the night.

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'The Little Mermaid Live!' Soundtrack is Out Now - Listen to Auli'i Cravalho Sing the Disney Classics!

'The Little Mermaid Live!' Soundtrack is Out Now - Listen to Auli'i Cravalho Sing the Disney Classics!

The soundtrack for The Little Mermaid Live! is out now!

ABC has released the soundtrack for their new live special starring Auli’i Cravalho, Graham Phillips, and more.

READ MORE: Here’s The Advice Auli’i Cravalho Got From Original Ariel, Jodi Benson, For ‘The Little Mermaid Live’

The show is being aired in a film and live musical hybrid, with the performances being interwoven into the broadcast of the original animated, feature film.

You can download the soundtrack for The Little Mermaid Live! through ABC here – and stream it below thanks to Spotify!