Halle Bailey makes a Splash as Ariel in Disney’s Live Action Film
Halle Bailey stars as Ariel in Disney’s live action remake of The Little Mermaid. Despite slight changes in the story, the remake remains faithful to the 1989 Disney classic. However, one character has been noticeably absent from all promotional material – Vanessa.
Vanessa is the alter-ego that Ursula uses on the surface to conquer Prince Eric and destroy Ariel’s dreams. The character was captivating in the animated movie, but it was uncertain how Vanessa would be portrayed in a live-action film.
Actress and model Jessica Alexander was cast to play Vanessa, and despite not appearing in any of the promotional material, she has attended some red carpet events and given interviews about her role.
The absence of Vanessa in promotional material has raised questions about why Disney has gone to such great lengths to keep her character hidden. It has been suggested that Disney may have seen Vanessa as too sensual for the family-friendly image the company would like to promote. However, the real reason is tied to the narrative of the film.
In the live-action media, Vanessa’s presence is quite limited. However, this limitation does not detract from the character’s mesmerizing power. The character’s fleeting presence creates a spellbinding illusion that resonates with the audience, which works well for the story’s deception of Prince Eric.
The character of Vanessa is unforgettable, and the portrayal by Jessica Alexander has made her even more spellbinding. The choice to keep Vanessa hidden adds to the mystery of the character and becomes one of the most pleasant surprises of this remake compared to the original.
The Little Mermaid is sure to be a hit with fans of the classic animated movie, and the addition of live-action characters and sets will transport viewers back to their childhood.