Redheads, rumor has it Zendaya, the actress best known for her latest role in The Greatest Showman, has been offered the lead role of Ariel in the upcoming remake of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Even though Disney nor Zendaya’s reps have yet to comment on the rumor, we’re excited to see this new adaption of the 1989 animation come to life.
Below is a mock up of the movie advertisement already created by fans:
Digital artist @Bosslogic has created something wonderful based on the rumor that Zendaya was offered the role of Ariel in Disney’s live-action THE LITTLE MERMAID remake. pic.twitter.com/xq1TQBKw4J
— The DisInsider (@TheDisInsider) August 23, 2018
Zendaya channeled her inner redhead at the Met Ball earlier this year –– and she looked fabulous. Maybe, just maybe, this will be the hair color she rocks if she does, in fact, portray Ariel.
Lindsay Lohan has turned to Instagram over the past year to express her desire to play the lead role opposite Meryl Streep. The posts have since been deleted. Twitter users think Madelaine Petsch or Katherine McNamara would be a perfect Ariel.
Anyways, many redheads took to Twitter to showcase their love over the Zendaya news:
As an actual ginger, I’d love for Zendaya to play Ariel so 🤷🏼♀️
— Sarasaurus (@sarasaurus93) August 25, 2018
So as a #redhead I think it’s important to know Disney made the little mermaid a redhead. In the original version by Hans Christian Anderson she was a blonde … They change stuff all the time for the times so while we have an idea of things, it doesn’t mean different is wrong
— Elizabeth Ngo, LICSW (@RedHead_Reality) August 24, 2018
All I need from whoever plays her is to have red hair in the movie 🤷♀️ redheads come in more skin tones than just pale white, ya know. Zendaya would make a beautiful Ariel. https://t.co/vOTXpScejZ
— Abby (@abbyy_94) August 24, 2018
I would like to formally welcome @Zendaya to the redhead club
— Toby (@_saturnsreturn) May 8, 2018
No matter what Disney decides, we know it’ll be at the top of our must-see movie list!
What do you think of Zendaya getting the role as Ariel? Leave your comment below!
READ: Ariel Is Not a Redhead: Watch “The Little Mermaid” Trailer