You know the new Ariel’s singing voice in the equally as new remake of The Little Mermaid is great when her fellow cast member is praising her for it in the news. Even better: when he’s praising it even before the Disney film is coming out.
The New Ariel Has Got Talent!
During a recent interview with ET about something completely unrelated, Javier Bardem talked about his experiences in the upcoming live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. You know, because he’s going to play King Triton in that remake and all. Anyways, Bardem makes little comment on how much singing he’s going to do, but he did make note of Halle Bailey’s singing. Apparently, our new Ariel has a really good singing voice. So good that Bardem feels a bit inadequate around her. Read his opinions for yourself below:
“[When you’re] close to Halle, it’s impossible to sing. She was warming up her voice near me, and I was like ‘What was that?’ She goes, ‘Oh, I was just warming up.’ It would take me five years to do that!”
The Little Mermaid: Triton Gets to Sing?!
Apparently, while Javier Bardem is going to be doing some singing as Triton, he’s not going to hold a candle to Halle Bailey as Ariel. Not surprising, since Triton didn’t actually get a singing role in the original The Little Mermaid from 1989. Not kidding. He was one of the few characters in the original animated film who didn’t have a singing role. Triton shares this dubious honor with Scuttle the seagull, who only had singing roles in the stage adaptation.
Maybe we’ll finally get to hear King Triton strut his stuff in the musical department when the live-action The Little Mermaid comes out. Which should be on May 26, 2023. It’ll likely be the theatrical and Disney+ Premier Access on that day. You’ll have to wait a bit if you don’t want to pay that extra cash to Disney on top of your paid Disney+ subscription to watch this film.