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Fri, Jan 4, 2019 5:47 PM

Live Poll: Tough Fins to Fill

Disney is planning a live-action "The Little Mermaid." That's fantastic, but casting is important. Which of these eligible actresses would best portray Princess Ariel?
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls040636389/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/q5jqmn5vhLs/

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2 years ago

NarniaisAwesome,

Please remove the period from title of your list. Please change the title from:
Tough Fins to Fill.

To:
Tough Fins to Fill

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My vote:
Amy Adams

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Fixed.  Thanks for your pick!  Amy Adams is great, but I'd pick Bella Thorne or Karen Gillan.  :)  

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2 years ago

? ?

Splash  (1984)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088161/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088161/reference
A young man is reunited with a mermaid
who saves him from drowning as a boy ...

Tom Hanks   ...  Allen Bauer
Daryl Hannah   ...  Madison 
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000435/
Born: December 3, 1960 - too old now ?

Photo
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088161/mediaviewer/rm2996912640

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088161/trivia
Ariel in The Little Mermaid (1989), was originally blonde
but was made a redhead to look different from Madison

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Ariel in The Little Mermaid (1989), was originally blonde 
but was made a redhead to look different from Madison.

Yes, I heard that!  The Little Mermaid on Shelley Duvall's fairy tale theater was brunette.  With this list, I don't worry about the girl looking the part as far as having red hair.  It helps, but she could always just wear a wig.

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2 years ago

Some of these seem a bit old for the part.

FYC:
Ariel Winter
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1736769/

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That's what I came here to comment. And for the younger actresses... I'm not to familiar with them.

I'll give an honorable mention to Thomasin McKenzie for an honorary casting to the role.

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2 years ago

Didn't Amber Heard already play Ariel? O, wait. Never mind.

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LOL!  Yeah, her Meara gave me the idea to add her.

Champion

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2 years ago

Don't forget to add a discussion link.

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Done.  Thanks!

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2 years ago

Bump!

Champion

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2 years ago

I never saw the original, animated 'The Little Mermaid' but kudos on a good list with a great 35-year age range. I can't decide yet who would get my vote but there are good choices. Oh, and I love the title!

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Thank you so much!  You probably should see the old Disney Little Mermaid because it is kinda good, but the original Hans Christian Andersen story is way better.  In the 80's, Shelley Duvall's Fairy Tale Theater did the original story and that was actually really great.  There's other versions too and I'm trying to see them all, lol!

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Thank you!!!

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2 years ago

Amy Adams would be great, but I think she is a little old for the role. Ariel is young so the actress who portrays her should be under 35 and must have a good singing voice. From these actresses in the list Zendaya seems the best option but I think Anna Kendrick could also be a good Ariel. Great poll!

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Aww, thanks!  :)

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2 years ago

I will just throw this name out there...  Elizabeth Gillies

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2566697/mediaviewer/rm1068580608


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Ooh, that's a good one... will add it to my list and try to get it re-pushed!  :)

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Elizabeth Gillies added to poll!  Thank you for your suggestion!