Daveed Diggs advised HollywoodLife why Halle Bailey was the ‘perfect choice’ to play Ariel, and what it has been like voicing Sebastian for ‘The Little Mermaid’ stay movie.
Hamilton star Daveed Diggs is buying and selling Broadway for the large display within the upcoming live-action film for The Little Mermaid, and can’t watch for Disney followers to listen to the beautiful voice of its main star: Halle Bailey. The 20-year-old singer is already a part of the well-known singing duo Chloe x Halle, however Daveed EXCLUSIVELY advised HollywoodLife how he thinks followers will react after listening to her voice on the large display.
“I just think that Halle is just the perfect choice for Ariel…everyone is going to fall in love with her immediately,” Daveed, who might be voicing Sebastian the crab alongside Halle, advised us. He continued, “She is so, so good. Her voice is not of this world. The things she can do vocally is something — I have never heard anything like it.” Halle is a Grammy-nominated artist, in any case!
Daveed was even capable of tease some particulars about Disney’s stay adaptation of The Little Mermaid animation, which got here out in 1989. “So, I think there are the new songs that are super fun,” the 38-year-old actor and singer revealed.
Daveed promised that the movie overall is “going to be really good,” although the Tony-winner admitted that he hasn’t “seen any of it” but. Production on the movie was initially supposed to start in April of 2020 in London, which the COVID-19 pandemic delayed. However, in an Instagram Live stream in Nov. 2020, Halle did reveal that she’d be returning to movie quickly.
Daveed has already completed voice work for the film, although, telling us that “it was incredible and an incredible thing to work on.” He did admit that the large-ensemble movie is “difficult” and even poked enjoyable at himself by joking, “I am basically a voice on it so I got to be there without all the heavy lifting.”
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Taking on the function of Ariel’s trustworthy companion, Sebastian, was additionally sentimental for the Broadway star. “I remember lining up to see Little Mermaid on opening night when it opened at the Grand Light Theater,” Daveed mentioned, later including, “I mean obviously I am a Disney fan, I grew up loving The Little Mermaid. It actually is still something that doesn’t feel real. The fact that I get to work on these things now, I think people will really like it. It was a really joyous experience and a great group of people and a great and wonderful cast. Everyone worked so hard on it.”
As Daveed waits for The Little Mermaid to come back out and the pandemic to finish, he has been entertaining himself by supporting small regional theaters. “So I am subscribed to the new season of the San Francisco Playhouse, which is a place that I worked at a lot growing up who are now doing these virtual performances and taping shows and releasing them for an amount of time,” Daveed shared. He has additionally completed some singing, too: he remade the ’90s hit tune “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers in partnership with Nature Valley, to have a good time the model’s accomplishment of restoring 10,000 miles of nationwide park trails at the side of the National Park Foundation. You can watch Daveed’s enjoyable cowl of the basic tune above!